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Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-regulation by which institutions conduct self-evaluations according to specified guidelines and then allow themselves to be reviewed by peers to assess an institution's effectiveness in fulfilling its mission, its success in complying with standards set by the accrediting body, and its ongoing efforts toward continuous improvement of the educational programs, services, and quality of student learning.

The resulting awarding or reaffirmation of accreditation serves to assure the public that the institution maintains high standards, operates with integrity, and consistently strives to improve the quality and effectiveness of all of its programs and services.

Accreditation and Academic Programs

The Office of Academic Planning advises faculty and staff on the development of new academic programs, ensures university-wide compliance with the Principles of Accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and facilitates the process of Emory's reaffirmation of accreditation.

How we can help with accreditation and academic programs


Nancy Bliwise

Vice Provost, Academic Planning