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CHEA Recognition of ATMAE

 

 

COUNCIL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION

SUMMARY OF RECOGNITION STATUS

ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGY,MANAGEMENT, AND APPLIED ENGINEERING (ATMAE)

In accordance with the 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, Paragraph 40, this summary describes the formal action taken by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors with regard to an accrediting organization seeking recognition by CHEA.


PROFILE OF ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION

Type of Accreditor: Programmatic

Number of Programs: 471

Current CHEA-Recognized Scope of Accreditation:

Associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree programs in technology, applied technology, engineering technology, and technology-related disciplines delivered at national or regional accredited institutions in the United States. (2011)

CHEA RECOGNITION INFORMATION

History: Recognized by CHEA in January 2002

Most Recent Recognition Action

Date:  CHEA Committee on Recognition meeting March 7-8 2016

Decision:  Acceptance of Report submitted by ATMAE

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition reviewed Interim Report submitted by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).  

The committee notes that ATMAE revised its bylaws to permit recognition or certification of academic-based and industry-based educational, training, certification, and diploma and degree programs, previously excluded from ATMAE accreditation activities.  While no follow-up submission is necessary, the committee is urging ATMAE to be especially aware of the need, consistent with CHEA recognition Standard 12.B.3., to distinguish between programs that are accredited and those that may be certified or recognized.  

ATMAE was last recognized by CHEA in April 2013. The second interim report, as called for in the 2010 CHEA Recognition of Accrediting Organizations Policy and Procedures, will be due December 1, 2018 for consideration at the March 2019 committee meeting.


Date:  CHEA Committee on Recognition meeting June 9-10, 2014

Decision:  
Acceptance of Report submitted by ATMAE

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition reviewed ATMAE’s report that addressed CHEA Recognition Standard 12B.1 (CHEA 2010 Recognition Policies and Procedures) which requires accrediting organizations to provide evidence of standards or policies requiring institutions or programs to routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement. The report requested in April 2013 was accepted by the Committee. CHEA recognition policies require that accrediting organizations submit two interim reports during the ten-year recognition period. For the first Interim Report that is due December 2015, ATMAE is required to provide information demonstrating that placement, satisfaction, and other data are provided by ATMAE-accredited programs.


 

Date: CHEA Board of Directors Meeting, April 29-30, 2013

Decision: Recognition for up to ten years with a report in one year

The CHEA Committee on Recognition and the Board of Directors reviewed the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The review was based on the six CHEA recognition standards that require an accrediting organization to show that its accreditation process advances academic quality, demonstrates accountability, encourages self-scrutiny and planning, employs fair and appropriate procedures and demonstrates ongoing review of practice, and that it possesses sufficient resources to carry out its accreditation processes (2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, Paragraphs 12A-12F, pp. 5-8).

ATMAE demonstrated that it meets these standards and that its accreditation process is consistent with the quality improvement and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.

Additional determination: ATMAE is required to provide a report on its continuing implementation of accreditation standards that require programs routinely to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program (Paragraph 12B.1), 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures). ATMAE’s report also needs to address how it monitors programs to affirm that they meet accreditation standards that call for providing information to the public on student achievement.

The CHEA recognition policy requires that an accrediting organization undergo a recognition review at least every 10 years and submit two interim reports.


 

Prior Action on ATMAE’s Application for Recognition

CHEA Board of Directors Meeting, September 24-25, 2012: The Board of Directors continued to defer recognition to obtain evidence that ATMAE has implemented accreditation standards that require programs routinely to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program Information submitted by ATMAE needs to include an indication of how it plans to meet the standard and documentation of programs providing information to the public on their performance, including student achievement.(Paragraph 12(B)(1), 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures).

CHEA Board of Directors Meeting, March 19-20, 2012: The Board of Directors deferred recognition for up to one year in order to obtain evidence that ATMAE (1) has representatives of the public in decision making and policy setting (Paragraph 12(B)(4), 2006 CHEA Policy and Procedures); and (2) understanding that ATMAE is in the early stages of implementing accreditation standards that require institutions routinely to provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program, ATMAE provides additional evidence that it fully meets this standard (Paragraph 12(B)(1), 2006 CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures).

Posted June 8, 2013

 

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