C. Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement

  1. Instructors (excluding for this requirement teaching assistants enrolled in a graduate program and supervised by faculty) have the authority for the assignment of grades. (This requirement allows for collective responsibility, as when a faculty committee has the authority to override a grade on appeal.)
  2. The institution refrains from the transcription of credit from other institutions or providers that it will not apply to its own programs.
  3. The institution has formal and current written agreements for managing any internships and clinical placements included in its programs.
  4. A predominantly or solely single-purpose institution in fields that require licensure for practice is also accredited by or is actively in the process of applying to a relevant accreditor for each field, as sufficient for licensure, if such a recognized accreditor exists.
  5. Instructors communicate course requirements to students in writing and in a timely manner.
  6. Institutional data on assessment of student learning are accurate and address the full range of students who enroll.
  7. Institutional data on student retention, persistence, and completion are accurate and address the full range of students who enroll.

View Criterion Four: Teaching and Learning—Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness