Recorded Webinars

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Change Of Location

This webinar will review the appropriate applications and procedures for an institution seeking to change the location of its facilities, to include a discussion of the use of primary and secondary facilities as well as additional classroom space.


How to Add a Program

This webinar will address the substantive change process for the addition of a program. We will examine the procedural options available to institutions and the comparative time frames for each.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

In order to assist our member institutions with understanding the NACCAS Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, we are offering a series of five (5) webinars. These webinars are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a brief question and answer segment. The webinars are described in detail below:

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 101 Description: This class will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS’ SAP Policy. This webinar is recommended for individuals who are unfamiliar with NACCAS’ SAP Policy requirements.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 102 Description: This class will provide participants with an understanding of items 1-13 on the SAP checklist and is recommended for individuals who are developing or updating their SAP Policy or those who just need clarification on these checklist items.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 103 Description: This class will provide participants with a better understanding of items 14-18 on the SAP checklist, particularly the areas of “warning” and “probation”. This webinar is recommended for individuals who are developing their SAP Policy or those who are more familiar with SAP in general and need to ensure they understand these particular elements.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 104 Description: This class will provide participants with an understanding of items 19-25 on the SAP checklist and is recommended for individuals who are developing or updating their SAP Policy or those who just need clarification on these checklist items.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 105 This class will review the frequently asked questions that may not have been addressed fully in the previous webinars, as well as common areas that confuse schools or cause them to receive a limitation on a NACCAS visit. This webinar is recommended for anyone in the school who is new to SAP or needs a refresher on SAP.


Enrollment Agreements

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ Standards and Criteria is policies. During this session we will review Policy IV.03 on the Enrollment Agreement Requirements and Checklist. This section of the Policy covers elements that are required in an institution’s enrollment agreement regarding the contractual relationship which exists between an institution and its applicant/student. Oftentimes schools are unclear about what constitutes a fully executed enrollment agreement and what elements are require to be included. As this is one of NACCAS’ most highly cited limitations during on-site evaluation visits, we will spend this session providing information on maintaining accrediting standards in this specific area.


Institutional Refunds

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Standard VII, Criteria 4, 5, 6, & 7, as well as Policy VII.01 – Financial Practices & Management: Withdrawal and Settlement Policy and Checklist. This refers to the institutional refund policy. Schools can be confused about what NACCAS requires. In order to assist our member institutions with understanding the refund policy requirements, we will provide participants with a basic overview of what NACCAS requires, as well as examples and guides for calculating institutional refunds. This webinar is recommended for all administrative staff or any staff that deals with NACCAS requirements.


Catalog Requirements

This webinar will discuss the nuts and bolts of a post-secondary institution’s catalog. Why an entire webinar on a school catalog? Most academics would agree that a catalog is one of the most fundamental aspects of any learning institution. Whether it is a half-page pamphlet or a multi-page, bound document, it encompasses a vital reference for teachers, administrators, not to mention current and prospective students. It is so important in fact, that it is a document that is required for accreditation. Because a catalog houses many, if not all, of a school’s policies and procedures, it touches on virtually every aspect of any learning institution; everything from the grading system, to refunds, to admissions and graduation requirements, to other student services. Because of this, the school catalog is intimately tied with the other three required NACCAS checklists for all Institutional Self-Studies (ISS’s).


Leaves of Absence

This webinar discusses the complexities and importance of an institution’s Leave of Absence (LOA) policy for its students. Although it is important to note that LOA’s are optional for schools to utilize, we understand that un-foreseen circumstances can arise or planned vacations can occur, so more often than not, schools choose to implement a Leave of Absence policy. If this is the case, it is critically important that an institution’s LOA policy be in compliance with NACCAS’ Policy IV.06 – Leave of Absence Policy. If an LOA policy is not in compliance, or is not implemented correctly and consistently, multiple limitations could result for an institution, especially as LOA’s can affect an institution’s attendance policy, refund policy and most importantly fully-executed enrollment agreements. If this information seems useful to your organization, please join Yvette Brooks, Senior Accreditation Specialist, and Anthony Ray, Regional Accreditation Specialist for a one-hour webinar and complete discussion of LOA’s.


Practical Grading

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Standard IX, Criterion 2, regarding Practical Grading. Oftentimes, schools can be confused about what NACCAS requires. In order to assist our member institutions with understanding Practical Grading, we will be offering a webinar that will provide participants with a basic overview of what NACCAS requires, as well as examples of “correct” and “incorrect” practical grading criteria. This webinar is recommended for all individuals involved with an institution’s evaluation of students or any staff that deals with NACCAS requirements.


Advisory Board

According to NACCAS’ Standards and Criteria, a NACCAS accredited institution must have an “external advisory committee comprised of an employer or employers representing the field(s) of study offered by the institution.” This webinar will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS’ Standard I, Criteria 6 – 11 and NACCAS’ Guidance for Understanding Standards and Policies. Topics covered will include the definition of an “external advisory committee” also known as “Advisory Board”, the reasons for an Advisory Board, who comprises the membership of such a board/committee and how to make the most effective and compliant use of the advisory board and information gathered through the meeting of external advisory committee members.


Preparing for a Visit

This webinar will cover how to prepare for a visit.


 

Pre-Enrollment/Admissions

Enrolling new students can be an exciting time for many! With a new batch of excited and eager students, a rejuvenating energy known as "enrollment fervor" may encompass many schools. Teachers and administrations are eager to welcome students and prepare them to go into the workforce. The only downside to "enrollment fervor" can be that many schools get too engrossed in welcoming their new students, and forget to make sure all of the necessary pre-enrollment/admissions documents are completed. But, have no fear!

Join Blaine and Danielle as they host the Pre-Enrollment/Admissions Webinar. This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, school administrators, schools admissions officials, and any other school personnel that may play a vital role in a school's accreditation and admissions process.


Responding to Limitations

This webinar is designed specifically to assist schools that have undergone a NACCAS on-site evaluation visit where one or more limitations were cited. Of course, the webinar can also be helpful to any school interested in understanding NACCAS’ process when a limitation is cited. General topics covered in the webinar:

  1. What is a limitation?
  2. How will the school be informed of a limitation that is being cited?
  3. Information regarding the process and resources available as the school develops its response to the limitation.
  4. How to prepare the documents the school is submitting in its response to the limitation.

Administrative Capability and Capacity

Managing a school business requires you to be able to juggle multiple duties and responsibilities and that can be overwhelming without the right resources on-hand. In this webinar, which will focus on key elements of a school’s administrative capacity and administrative capability, you will be provided with an overview of the critical nature of ensuring you have the right number of staff, with the right skill-set in-place to ensure you run a successful school and thus have a meaningful impact on your student’s academic success.


Business Fundamentals

As a For-Profit School Owner entrepreneur, having all of the tools you need to sustain a successful school business may be hard to come by and if every entrepreneur had a crystal ball providing them with all of the tips for success, we would have a world of prosperous schools and satisfied students. However, we know running a school comes with its challenges and roadblocks. So, if you would like to add tools for success to your business toolkit, please join NACCAS as we offer you the LIVE Webinar entitled, “9 Pillars for Building a Successful School Business” to assist you with such facets as Building your Business Plan, Knowing your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, Owning Your Brand, student outcomes and its relationship to your success, and more!


Institutional Self Study (ISS)

This class will provide participants with an overview of the creation and submission of a Institutional Self Study (ISSs) and Program Self Studies (PSSs).


Annual Report 101 - 2016 (data)

This webinar will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS' annual report. Topics covered will include deadlines, electronic submission, and the basic calculation methodology for the graduation, placement, and licensure outcome rates. More detailed annual report topics (e.g., common errors, recent changes, etc.) will be covered in a second webinar. Details regarding this second webinar will be published at a later date.


Annual Report 201 - 2016 (data)

This webinar will expand upon the material covered in the 101 webinar, focusing on common errors and recent updates to the annual report instructions. Recommended for individuals who are comfortable with the basics of the annual report who would like a refresher.


Candidate Corner: Tips for Completing the Application for Initial Accreditation

This webinar will take participants step-by-step through the critical process of completing their application for initial accreditation.


Candidate Corner: Preparing for a Visit

This webinar covers tips for preparing for a Candidate Consultation Visit


Candidate Corner - FAQs

This webinar will cover a review of the FAQ questions over the past year will be featured and answered.


Candidate Corner - Changes During Candidate Status

This webinar will cover a brief overview of how to make changes during candidate status and the unique process which is different from making changes after receiving accreditation.


Candidate Corner - Program Requirements 2016

This webinar will cover:

1. Which programs need to be approved by NACCAS (Section 1.3 of the Rules)
2. Reporting method of deliver of a Program to NACCAS (Clock Hours, Credits or Competency Based)
3. The procedure for adding a program during candidate status
4. The procedure for removing a program during candidate status

Candidate Corner Webinar: Getting Started For New Schools

This webinar will cover Tips for Completing the Application for Candidate Status


Candidate Corner: Workshop Requirements

NACCAS Workshops provide a wealth of information, resources and tools to aid member institutions in successfully complying with NACCAS' accreditation requirements. Yet, as a new institution, when and how often to attend a Workshop can be tricky to determine. Thus, this webinar will provide you with the key tips to assist you with complying the Workshop requirements, as outlined in Appendix #3 of the NACCAS Handbook and will offer a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have regarding this critical requirement.


 

 

 

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