At its meeting on September 20-21, 2010, the CHEA Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the eligibiliy application submitted by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The board of directors determined that ACICS is eligible to undertake a recognition review. ACICS will complete a self-evaluation providing evidence that it meets the CHEA recognition standards. CHEA requires an observation visit to a decision-making meeting of the accrediting organization to observe decision-making activities as these relate to eligibility and recognition standards.
The CHEA Committee on Recognition will review the self-evaluation, the report of the observation visit and any third-party requests for comment and make a recommendation to the CHEA Board of Directors. The CHEA Board of Directors will make the final determination of recognition statis.