Goodbye DETC. Hello DEAC

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Goodbye DETC. Hello DEAC

Postby Eric » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:58 am

DETC has a new name, and higher accreditation standards.

The new DEAC - Distance Education Accreditation Commission also has a new logo.

http://www.deac.org/Discover-DEAC/The-D ... ssion.aspx
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Re: Goodbye DETC. Hello DEAC

Postby nosborne48 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:25 pm

Well, the new logo is an improvement but how do we know the standards are raised?

CIE remains unaccredited unfortunately. :cry:
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Re: Goodbye DETC. Hello DEAC

Postby Jimmy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:34 am

As the holder of three master's degrees from three DETC-accredited schools, I like it.
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Re: Goodbye DETC. Hello DEAC

Postby Eric » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:10 am

Nosborn

The standards were changed, the accreditation hand book available on line shows all the areas that in 2013, 2014 undergone changes.
I remember one for example the instructors have to be certified or licensed in the field they are teaching.

This was newly modified in 2014 :

http://www.deac.org/Seeking-Accreditati ... dbook.aspx
VI. C. Instructors/Faculty/Staff
The institution has a sufficient number of qualified instructors2
/faculty3
to give individualized
instructional service to each student. The institution maintains files containing the resumes and
official transcripts of its instructors/faculty. Faculty are carefully screened for appointment, and are
properly and continuously trained with respect to institution policies, learner needs, instructional
approaches and techniques, and the use of appropriate instructional technology. The institution has
clear, consistent procedures to evaluate faculty performance.
2
Instructors teaching technically- or practice-oriented courses must have practical experience in the field and
hold current licenses and/or certifications, as applicable. (1/14)

3 qualifications for degree-granting institutions are described in C.9. Policy on Degree Programs.

http://www.deac.org/UploadedDocuments/A ... ards14.pdf

the following was added in 2014 I think:

IX. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
IX. A. Financial Practices
The institution shows, by complete, comparative financial statements covering its two most recent
fiscal years, that it is financially responsible and that it has sufficient resources to enable it to meet
its financial obligations to provide quality instruction and service to its students. (Financial
statements must be audited or reviewed and prepared “in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles.”) The institution has budgeting processes that allows the institution to
demonstrate that current and future budgeted operating results will be sufficient to allow the
institution to accomplish its mission and goals.
IX. B. Financial Management


http://www.deac.org/UploadedDocuments/A ... ards14.pdf
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