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Boards Propose Improvements to ACBSP Accreditation Standards

Monday, May 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Giles Rafol

The Accreditation Governance Board (AGB) is leading an effort with several teams from the Associated Degree Board of Commissioners and the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners to improve the language in the Standards for accreditation. The Standards are not being changed. The wording is being improved, clarified, and redundancy removed. Standard 6 was split into two Standards, 6 and 7. Nothing new was added. The Standard was split to clarify and simplify the language. The AGB, Associate and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Boards of Commissioners have all worked hard to get the Standards to you for a vote at each commission's -- Associate Degree and Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree -- respective meetings on Sunday, June 25.


  1. Vote on splitting standard 6 into two standards, 6 and 7, June 2017, Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA
  2. Criteria improved 2018
  3. Beta Test improved standards and criteria July – December 2018
  4. Start transition usage 2019 for two years, anyone can choose which standards to use.
  5. Full implementation 2021.

This is the improved wording for standard 6 and standard 7:

Standard 6 – Curriculum: The business unit must have a systematic process to ensure continuous improvement of curriculum and program delivery. The curriculum must be comprised of appropriate business and professional content to prepare graduates for success.

Standard 7 - Business Unit Performance: The business unit must have a systematic process to identify and track key student performance measures for the purpose of continuous improvement.  The business unit must ensure adequate resources and services to support its programs.

For any questions or concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Standards, contact Steve Parscale, Chief Accreditation Officer, at or 913.339.9356.