Call for Commissioner Nomination

Commissioner Candidate Application 

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS or the Council) is calling for nominations for the position of commissioner on the Council. Commissioners also comprise the ACICS Board of Directors.  The following commissioner position is to be filled:

  • Appointed Academic Representative for the term beginning January 1, 2012 and continuing through December 31, 2016.

Academic representative is defined as someone currently or recently directly engaged in a significant manner in postsecondary teaching and/or research (see Bylaws, Article III, Section 1).  Recently engaged is generally construed to mean within the past five years.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for the screening of candidates and selection of a nominee, or nominees, to be presented to the Council for appointment as commissioner.

Commissioners are expected to attend all regularly scheduled Council meetings.  The four-day Council accreditation meetings are scheduled three times per year, usually during the first week of April, August, and December.  Council members are also expected to participate in the ACICS Annual Meeting (during November in 2012), and the Policy Meeting (during January in 2012). The powers and duties of the Board and Council are set forth in the Bylaws, Articles II and III respectively.

Travel expenses for all Council-related activities are reimbursed by ACICS and a signed conflict of interest and confidentiality statement is required at the time a commissioner takes office.

The Nominating Committee invites you to submit an application for the Appointed Academic Representative seat on the Council.  Please contact Jeanine Ford, 202-336-6847 or with any questions.  All applications must be received via electronic format by October 28, 2011.

Your interest in serving ACICS member institutions in this important capacity is sincerely appreciated.  Thank you for your consideration.

Commissioner Candidate Application