- Published: 01 May 2009
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- Send out an Internal Press Release to all departmental faculty and all colleges on campus informing them of your achievement
- Send a Press Release to local newspapers and radio stations Click Here to download a sample News Release 1 of 2.
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- Notify your Regional Accrediting Agency of your accomplishment
- Insert appropriate wording and ATMAE Accreditation Logo on your web site following ATMAE Guidelines
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- Insert "The Value of ATMAE Accreditation" Pop-up text on web site
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- Prominently display your Accreditation/Reaccreditation Certificate in the department and the college
- Use the Accreditation Logo on published material (per guidelines, of course)
- Notify local business of your ATMAE Accreditation
- Notify your Industrial Advisory Committee and thank them for their assistance and support
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The following statements are responses taken directly from a survey of ATMAE accredited programs:
"Accreditation certifies quality and denotes high academic standards to students, parents, employers, faculty, the administration, and the general public that cannot be evaluated or verified in any other way."
"The accreditation by NAIT signifies the quality of our program in relationship to other programs."
"Accreditation is most important to us in the area of student placement and the development and maintenance of relationships with industry in our region."
"The accreditation process provided us with a mechanism for the faculty to move toward a common goal which included program development and improvement."
"Accreditation assures the student that quality is an important part of the educational process."
"Accreditation has increased professional awareness and development among the faculty."
Accreditation identifies the program as having met rigid standards, not only in curriculum, but also in faculty knowledge and faculty experience in the industrial field."
"We have noticed an improved placement record since our program was accredited by NAIT."
"Accreditation requires that the program curriculum be current and have high standards, include all of the essential elements, and maintain a competitive edge, so graduates can find employment compatible with their abilities and the demands of industry."
"Accreditation has permitted our program to attain a higher degree of acceptance within our university and with the state higher education agency."
"Accreditation has served as a catalyst to justify and obtain greater program support from the university administration."
"Employers have selected the institution for recruitment because of our accredited program."
"Our program has received a greater level of funding from the State Board of Regents because of resource needs identified during the accreditation process."
"Accreditation has been very valuable in recruiting students into our Industrial Technology program."
"Accreditation provided us with the opportunity for a searching self-review and an external review, and it resulted in improvement in several areas of course and curriculum development, outreach, and justification for increased equipment allocations."
"The public is provided with a basis by which it can measure the program's integrity and credibility."
"Accredited programs attract the services of better faculty members to the higher education community."
"Accreditation guarantees the acceptability of our student's undergraduate education as a basis for advanced study."
"The accreditation process is one that requires us to continually review and update our program to ensure it's quality."
"Accreditation provides for specific internal and external assessment and maintains a high degree of program integrity."
"The level and quality of teaching and learning in the department has been raised considerably."