的 标准的途径 is one of three options institutions have for maintaining accreditation with the 高等教育委员会. It 遵循10年的周期 and, like all pathways, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. 的se improvement topics are integrated into comprehensive evaluations conducted during the cycle, 以及通过临时监控, 根据需要.
院校每年提交一份院校更新报告, which is reviewed by HLC to monitor organizational health, comply with certain federal requirements and identify any changes that may require HLC follow-up. HLC will also apply change processes as appropriate to planned institutional developments and will monitor institutions through reports, 访问, 以及它认为适当的其他方式.
Institutions undergo a comprehensive evaluation to ensure they are meeting the Criteria for 认证, 推进制度建设, 并遵守美国制定的某些要求.S. 教育部. A Year 4 evaluation may include a determination that interim monitoring is necessary.
的 second comprehensive evaluation conducted in the 标准的途径 cycle follows the same process as the evaluation conducted in Year 4. 的 Year 10 evaluation leads to an action regarding the reaffirmation of the institution’s accreditation.