December 18, 2014
ACICS Member Institution:
During its December 2014
session, the Council voted the following changes to how the Student Achievement
data submitted in the 2014 Campus Accountability Report (CAR) will be reviewed:
The program-level retention
rate formula changed in 2014 to account for transfers out of a program to
another program. Programs that were negatively impacted by this new formula are
granted a one-year grace period during which they will not be sanctioned if
found to be below the Council standard.
The Council proposed
revisions to the current due process procedures which will refine and clarify
when campuses and/or programs are determined to be out of compliance. A
detailed explanation of the proposed revisions to the due process policy will
be outlined in ACICS' January 2015 Memorandum to the Field.
Any campus and/or
program with retention, placement or licensure pass rate (where applicable)
below the benchmark is required to develop an improvement plan
which must be included in the Campus Effectiveness Plan (CEP).
FINAL 2014 CAR REPORTS
The final 2014
CAR is now available on the membership portal through the CAR dashboard.
Institutions can print the final report using adobe (.pdf). However, as part of
ACICS' continued quality assurance review, an audit of the information
listed in the program spreadsheets will be conducted. As a consequence of the
review, institutions may be required to revise the 2014 CAR. Such revisions, if
any, may affect the institution's campus and/or program retention, placement
and/or licensure rates.
If you have any questions
please contact Ms. Terron King, Senior Manager of Policy and Institutional
Review, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 202-336-6771. Thank you for your continued cooperation.