COVID-19 Implications for University Accreditation

Every seven-to-ten years, each U. S. college or university undergoes an institution-wide review and evaluation by its respective regional accreditor (one of six). Maintaining accreditation is a requirement to remain eligible for Federal financial aid assistance and to meet many state-based regulations. These are massive undertakings involving extensive internal institutional research that delve into every aspect of college and university operations. Depending on the peer-reviewed outcomes of the report and ensuing evaluation, interim reports to the accreditor may be required. [...]