Community Call for Comment

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The Board of Commissioners of the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. is holding a Community Call for Comment, inspired by the rulemaking procedures used by the United States Department of Education, to hear from its constituencies on several issues.

The October 2015 Community Call for Comment will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

The meeting agenda is provided below. Material on the topics will be disseminated prior to the meeting, if applicable. (Topics  subject to change.)

8:00 – 9:00am –     Continental Breakfast will be provided.

9:00 – 10:00am –   NACCAS Overview by Commission Chair Mike Bouman / NACCAS Executive Director, Dr. Mirando – What have we been doing, what is new, and what we are looking to accomplish in the future, including whether or not the community is interested in do future CC4C meetings virtually.

10:00 – 11:15am –   Interactive open discussion between the Commission and Dr. Mirando on any of the topics mentioned by NACCAS earlier in the morning.

11:15 – 11:30am –    Break

11:30 – 12:30pm –   Open microphone (Panel and Audience) to discuss any topic of discussion.

12:30 – 1:30pm –    Lunch will be provided.

*          After Lunch we will be assembling the traditional format for the Panel to provide the Commission with their point of view on a number of topics the Commission is contemplating for possible change or implantation in 2017.  During this portion, the Commission will not be responding to any comments provided by the panel or audience.

1:30 - 2:30pm –       Q1.  Technology has come a long way since Accreditors initially designed their on-site visits procedures. NACCAS has already begun to evaluate some, and may even consider performing all, of its on-site visits virtually? If so, what would that look like, and for what type of visits, such as Initial Accreditation, Renewals, Change of Ownership, Change of Location, etc.? 

2:30 – 3:30pm –      Q2.  Should NACCAS consider performing only onsite partial team visits for schools that have a history of compliance through-out their immediate past accreditation cycle, and in contract, perform longer and/or more frequent onsite team visits for schools that have a history of non-compliance through-out their immediate past accreditation cycle? If so, what would either of these new visit processes look like?

3:30 – 3:45pm –      Break

3:45 – 4:45pm –      Q3.  Should NACCAS require schools to provide and utilize more effective electronic devices/tools to further assist students, faculty, staff and the public in knowing more about this school and its services.  For example, this would mean that schools would be required to have a Standard for their website usage and content, phone system, computer utilization and capabilities, internet, etc.

4:45 – 5:00pm –      Open microphone for the Audience members.