Advisory Committee on Accreditation
The Advisory Committee on Accreditation (ACA) reviews
proposals for new institutions of higher learning and new degree programs in
Connecticut. The ACA makes recommendations for licensure and accreditation for public
institutions to the Board of Regents for Higher Education, and recommendations
for licensure and accreditation for independent institutions and out-of-state
institutions to the State Board of Education. Final approval authority rests
with either the Board of Regents or the State Board of Education.
The ACA has 12 regular members and 12 alternates who serve three-year
overlapping terms. ACA members are drawn from both public and independent
institutions and include two representatives of the public-at-large.
Responsibilities for managing ACA business and meetings reside with the Office
of Higher Education.