CEA Policies and Procedures Index

1. Introduction
2. CEA Standards
3. Commission Governance, Administration, and Evaluation
4. Scope of Accreditation
5. Accreditation Process
6. Multiple-site programs and institutions, additional programs, and international sites
7. The accreditation decision
8. Maintaining accredited status
9. Substantive change
10. Withdrawal from the accreditation process
11. Special site visits
12. Advisory and Adverse Actions
13. Appeals
14. Fees
15. Complaints
16. Public notification and disclosure
17. Reviewers
18. Committees of the Commission
19. Constituent Council Governing Rules
20. Bylaws of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
21. Amendments to the CEA Policies and Procedures
22. Plagiarism

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1.    Introduction

1.1.    Overview
1.2.    Mission and principles
1.3.    The philosophy of CEA accreditation
1.4.    CEA Values
1.5.    Recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education
1.6.    The Department of Homeland Security, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, and the Accreditation Act
1.7.    The structure of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

2.    CEA Standards

2.1.    The CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions
2.2.    Review and revision of CEA Standards

3.    Commission governance, administration, and evaluation

3.1.    CEA governance
3.2.    The Constituent Council
3.3.    CEA administration
3.4.    CEA evaluation

4.    Scope of accreditation

4.1.    Types of Accreditation

5.    Accreditation process

5.1.    Eligibility
5.2.    Accreditation Workshop
5.3.    Plan for the self-study
5.4.    Reporting by in-process sites
5.5.    Self-study report
5.6.    Site review process
5.7.    The accreditation decision
5.8.    Reaccreditation

6.    Multiple-site programs and institutions, additional programs, and international sites

6.1.    Multiple-site programs and institutions
6.2.    Additional programs
6.3.    International sites

7.    The accreditation decision

7.1.    Types of accreditation decisions
7.2.    Policies specific to programmatic accreditation
7.3.    Procedures for decisions to grant accreditation
7.4.    Procedures for decisions to deny or withdraw accreditation
7.5.    Early reaccreditation decisions
7.6.    Expiration of a grant of accreditation, voluntary withdrawal from accredited status, or closure

8.    Maintaining accredited status

8.1.    Constituent Council responsibilities
8.2.    Notifications to CEA
8.3.    Adverse action notification
8.4.    Reporting requirements
8.5.    Annual reporting
8.6.    Interim reports for reaccredited sites

9.    Substantive change

9.1.    Substantive change
9.2.    Deep Substantive Change
9.3.    Additional branch locations
9.4.    Change of control or ownership

10.    Withdrawal from the accreditation process

10.1.    Voluntary withdrawal by in-process sites prior to the site visit
10.2.    Voluntary withdrawal after the site visit and before the Commission decision
10.3.    CEA action to withdraw applicant from the process
10.4.    Other withdrawal from the process

11.    Special site visits

11.1.    Types of special site visits
11.2.    Policies for scheduling special site visits
11.3.    Fees for special site visits

12.    Advisory and adverse actions

12.1.    Advisory actions
12.2.    Warning
12.3.    Probation
12.4.    Show cause
12.5.    Adverse action: Withdrawal of accreditation

13.    Appeals

13.1.    Right of appeal
13.2.    Appeal of denial of eligibility
13.3.    Process for appeal of denial of eligibility
13.4.    Appeal of decisions to deny or withdraw accreditation
13.5.    Appeals procedures
13.6.    Resolution of appeals and notification of decisions
13.7.    Effective date of action
13.8.    Fees for appeals

14.    Fees

14.1.    Initial fees
14.2.    Sustaining fees
14.3.    Reaccreditation fees
14.4.    Special site visit fees
14.5.    Late charges and refunds
14.6.    Other fees

15.    Complaints

15.1.    Complaints against accredited programs and institutions
15.2.    Investigation of complaints
15.3.    Complaints against CEA

16.    Public notification and disclosure

16.1.    Ownership of site materials
16.2.    Confidentiality
16.3.    Public records
16.4.    Upcoming reviews and public comments
16.5.    Public notification of Commission decisions
16.6.    Notifications following grants of accreditation
16.7.    Other notifications
16.8.    Reporting to the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Education
16.9.    Reporting to other agencies
16.10.    Other public information

17.    Site reviewers

17.1.    Reviewer qualifications
17.2.    Solicitation and recruitment of reviewers
17.3.    Reviewer selection
17.4.    Reviewer training and appointment
17.5.    Evaluation of Site Reviewers
17.6.    Ethical considerations

18.    Committees of the Commission

18.1.    Executive Committee (EC)
18.2.    Finance Committee (FC)
18.3.    Nominating Committee (NC)
18.4.    Standards Compliance Committee (SCC)
18.5.    Standards Review Committee (SRC)
18.6.    Policies and Procedures Committee

19.    Constituent Council governing rules

19.1.    Purpose
19.2.    Representation
19.3.    Role in nominations and elections
19.4.    Annual Meeting

20.    Bylaws of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

ARTICLE I
ARTICLE II
ARTICLE III
ARTICLE IV
ARTICLE V

21.    Amendments to the CEA Policies and Procedures

21.1.    Maintenance
21.2.    Review
21.3.    Amendments
21.4.    Approval
21.5.    Distribution

22.    Plagiarism

22.1.    Types of plagiarism
22.2.    Process
22.3.    Consequences of plagiarism

 

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