Michael French

Beginning the ABHE Accreditation Journey: A Case Study with Faith Bible College International

with Michael French Dean of Academic Affairs Faith Bible College International   While it isn’t the first analogy one might think of, an accreditation report is a story. It details how an institution fulfills its unique mission while upholding shared standards of excellence. It celebrates successes and identifies areas for growth. Accreditation is rooted in […]


Fear Not: Be Prepared for Your Accreditation Site Visit

While writing an accreditation report is challenging, many will confess the on-site visit intimidates them even more. It doesn’t have to! Dr. Josephine Welsh has participated at many levels of accreditation, and shared her insights in her webinar. The Visiting Team The most critical aspect of this part of the accreditation process is actually empathy […]

CAS accreditation regional tips

CAS for Regional Accreditation: 3 Tips To Leverage

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has promoted standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs for over 20 years.CAS helps you create a culture of assessment while preparing you for regional accreditation. Your institution can leverage CAS to ensure an excellent review by using its program to focus on mission fulfillment, collect constructive data, and enact quality action plans for improvement.

Program Review 101

Program Review 101

Decades ago, setting up annual assessment plans to assess student learning outcomes was the focus of much of our work. As we move forward, we recognize the potential value of stepping back from that annual cycle to take a broader look at program effectiveness. It’s the view from 10,000 feet so to speak, and it allows us to take a less iterative look at how programs contribute to the overall mission of the school, as well as how students learn both inside and outside of the classroom.


A Review: Accreditation Struggle to Success

Are you involved in accreditation success for your institution? Wish you could hear from someone who’s been there? We talked with colleagues from three Texas community colleges about their accreditation struggles and success stories, and their challenges, successes, and surprises are useful to anyone working on this project.

Accreditation Process: 4 Year Countdown

The Accreditation Process: Your 4-Year Countdown

An accreditation event is one of the most enormous yet often invisible projects an institution undertakes. It is also imperative that it be done well, and if approached in the right way can yield some inspiring change. The entire process is an opportunity to shift the culture around assessment and accreditation at your institution. Sounds daunting? It can be, if you don’t have a comprehensive plan.