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  • Annual Report
  • CEA Strategic Plan
  • Substantive Change Reporting
  • Standards Review
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In order to maintain accredited status, all accredited programs and institutions are required to submit an Annual Report to CEA. The 2023 Annual Report is due February 15, 2023.

Webinar and Q&A registration links -

When: Dec 14, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This webinar presents the 2023 CEA Annual Report instructions and web portal. Register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdu2orjkiHtcXCs0fHT_xNCn6_AXAZZu_
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This session will be recorded and posted.

When: Jan 11, 2023 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This is a repeat webinar which presents the 2023 CEA Annual Report instructions and web portal. Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdeCrqTorGtTZPqt1GwjPY8NrdyFC5-_F
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

When: Feb 9, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This a Q&A session. You don’t have to wait to ask your questions. You can email staff any time. This meeting is an informal opportunity to ask any questions that you still have about the 2023 CEA Annual Report instructions and web portal. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu6vpzsiGNbSVKQuTPE_KLQucc80-bnK
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact AnnualReport@cea-accredit.org.

 

Instructions for the 2022 CEA Annual Report

CEA Annual Report Webinar, Dec 8 - (link to video recording https://vimeo.com/655132913/aa006a3307)

 

 

 

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation 2021-2025 Strategic Plan PDF 

Thanks to reviewers, staff, specialized contractors, and former and current commissioners who have provided input through interviews and focus groups.

When a change is under consideration, CEA staff should be consulted to determine whether it is a substantive or minor change and whether a substantive change report must be filed, and to assess how the change will affect the program or institution in terms of meeting the CEA Standards. Please contact Masha Vassilieva, Director of Compliance at mvassilieva@cea-accredit.org or (703) 665-3400.

The types of substantive changes that must be reported prior to the change taking place include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Any change in ownership, legal status or form of control, including a change in the relationship with departments within a host institution (must be submitted 30 days prior to the change of ownership or change of control)
  2. The acquisition of any other institution, or program or location of another institution
  3. The addition of a permanent location at a site at which the institution is conducting a teach-out for students of another institution that has ceased operating before students have completed their program of study
  4. Any change in mission
  5. Any change in location or the addition of an auxiliary location
  6. Any change in the type of students served (academic to nonacademic, for example)
  7. Any change in Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certification
  8. The addition of courses that represent a significant departure, in terms of either content or method of delivery, from those offered during the most recent accreditation evaluation, including distance education
  9. The addition of courses or programs at a level below or a level above those included in the program or institution’s current accreditation
  10. A change in the means for determining student hours and/or a substantial increase or decrease in the number of clock or credit hours awarded for the successful completion of any program of study
  11. A substantial increase or decrease in the length of the program
  12. A change in resources that would affect the program or institution’s ability to provide its services

2022 CEA Substantive Change Reporting Guidelines

The Standards Review Committee is charged with reviewing the CEA Standards on a regular cycle to ensure they are clear, comprehensive, and current.  Selected summaries of past review activities of the Standards Review Committee, detailing changes to the CEA Standards, including mark-ups with explanations of changes, are available on CEA’s standards review projects webpage.