Accreditation Procedures

This section outlines the steps that institutions must follow and the procedures utilized by MEMAAC leading to and following the award of accreditation status. Accreditation is a deliberate and thorough process and is entered into for purposes of quality assessment and institutional enhancement. When an institution applies for and receives a grant of accreditation, it is committing itself to operate in accordance with the standards and policies established by the Council throughout the term of the grant.

Inasmuch as accreditation is given for a specified period of time not to exceed five years, MEMAAC uses the term “new grant” to connote the first time an institution is accredited. The term “continuing grant” indicates a continuing status with MEMAAC after an institution has reapplied, has been reevaluated, and, in effect, has been reaccredited.