Institution Accreditation Liaison Collaborative

What is the Institution Accreditation Liaison Collaborative?

Institution accreditation liaison (IAL) is a very special role. For those of us who have served in these professionally-stretching roles, we know that the position comes with great challenges, complexity, and combined with another set of responsibilities (e.g., provost, head of institutional research, vp for student success, etc.).

 

Serving as the IAL is a critical role at each college or university. Only those that have walked in these shoes know the true scope of work. That’s why, IEHE has created the Institution Accreditation Liaison Collaborative, created by accreditation liaisons for accreditations liaisons. The IAL Collaborative provides a national resource to support IAL’s professional development, access to materials that improve the quality of an institution’s accreditation materials, and networks to other IALs who have blazed trails.

 

The IAL Collaborative is open to higher education leaders who currently serve as an accreditation liaison for: institutional accreditation (formerly referred to as regional accreditation) or discipline-specific accreditation (e.g., business, teaching, nursing, etc.)

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National Survey of Institution Accreditation Liaisons

IEHE is pleased to announce that the National Survey of Institution Accreditation Liaisons (IAL) is underway.

The IAL role is a critical role in maintaining accreditation for the institution and for disciplines (e.g., business, teaching, nursing, etc.). Yet, very little is known about IALs. No national survey exists to learn more about IALs and their challenges, needs, and opportunities. Perhaps there hasn’t been a national survey developed yet because it takes the experience of those who have served in these dynamic IAL roles to create such a survey.

 

Meet the National Institution Accreditation Liaison Survey workgroup. This experienced set of rock-star institution accreditation liaisons are blazing new trails and sharing their expertise with other IALs. When the IAL role is strengthened — so too is the institution. We think about it as “high tides lift all boats.”

 

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Meet the National Institution Accreditation Liaison

Survey Workgroup

Kristina ‘KP’ Powers, PhD

Current Role: President, Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education

Institution Accreditation Liaison at:
Valdosta State University (former) and Patten University (former)

Angela-schmiede

Angela Schmiede, PhD
Collaboration Lead

Current Role: Vice President for Student Success and Strategic Planning, Menlo College

Institution Accreditation Liaison at: Menlo College

Bethany L. Miller, PhD

Current Role: Director of Institutional Research & Assessment at Macalester College

Institution Accreditation Liaison at: Macalester College and Cornell College (former)

Mary Ann Coughlin, PhD

Current Role: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at Springfield College

Institution Accreditation Liaison at: Springfield College

Melanie Booth, EdD

Current Role: Senior Director of Educational Programs & Communications at NC-SARA

Institution Accreditation Liaison at: Prison University Project / Mount Tamalpais College (former), Marylhurst University (former), and Dominican University (former)

Sundra Kincey, PhD

Current Role: Assistant Vice President of Program Quality | SACSCOC Liaison at Florida A&M University

Institution Accreditation Liaison at: Florida A&M University

Institution Accreditation Liaison Resources

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