March 2010 Memorandum to the Field


A special edition of the Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes changes that warrant your attention and comments, especially about the new classification of institutions called the distributed enterprise, which was approved in concept at the December 2009 meeting.  Changes include proposed revisions to multiple sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to distributed enterprise, distance education, disclosure and notification, transfer of credit, eight-year interim reports, and faculty credentials. If you have any questions about any of the information contained in the most recent Memorandum to the Field, please free to contact Ms. Kimberlee Moore at or Dr. Tom Wickenden at

Please note that there will be an ACICS webinar to discuss the most recent Memorandum to the Field on Thursday, March 25.  Please visit the ACICS website for more details.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.  The Council greatly appreciates your feedback.

Please respond by Friday, April 2, 2010 to:

Kimberlee Moore
Manager of Policy & Institutional Review
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 2002-4241
FAX (202) 842-2593