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CLASSIFICATION OF MAIN INSTITUTIONS, ONLINE INSTITUTIONS, AND PROGRAMS

The Council classifies accreditation possibilities into three categories: main institutions, online schools and universities, and individual programs. Each classification has distinct characteristics. 

Main Institutions:  Non-Public Schools and Centers.  These are the primary locations of an institution to be accredited by MEMAAC. These locations are expected to meet fully all applicable standards set forth in the Accreditation Criteria.

Online Institutions:  On-line Schools and Universities. Any website of an institution that offers programs of study via distance learning with or without requiring a student to attend part of their course at the institution’s main campus.

Programs. Programs can be prepared by individuals, institutions, centers, development organizations, or anyone else who intends on providing educational curriculum to the general public through their own means, other institutions, or any other means, non-exclusive, either for profit or for free.

 CLASSIFICATION OF AN ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

The academic administrative center is the primary location of a centralized academic administrative system by which educational activities are controlled. These educational activities include development and delivery of instructional programs, hiring and evaluation of faculty, establishment and maintenance of facilities, selection and purchasing of instructional equipment and library resources, provision of academic and student support systems and maintenance of financial stability. The physical address of an academic administrative center may be identical to or separate from that of a main institution. Some administrative activities not directly related to design and delivery of educational programs may be controlled at other locations affiliated with the academic administrative center.