AAUP Policy Statements, Reports, & Analysis
The Role of the Faculty in the Accrediting of Colleges and Universities (.pdf).
Accreditation and Academic Freedom: An American Association of University Professors/Council for Higher Education Accreditation Advisory Statement (.pdf). 2012. In early 2012, CHEA and AAUP agreed to work together to address the issue of academic freedom and the role of accreditation. CHEA and AAUP brought together a small of accrediting organizations, members of the AAUP Committee on Accreditation and others to develop an advisory statement. The advisory statement has been approved both by the CHEA Board of Directors and the AAUP Committee on Accreditation. The statement provides guidance to CHEA institutional members, recognized accrediting organizations and AAUP members.
Institutional Accreditation: A Call for Greater Faculty Involvement. 2008. Issued by a joint subcommittee of the Association’s Committee on Accreditation and Committee on College and University Governance.
The Faculty Role in Regional Accreditation Service on Evaluation Teams. 2008. Issued by a joint subcommittee of the Association’s Committee on Accreditation and Committee on College and University Governance.
Looking the Other Way? Accreditation Standards and Part-Time Faculty. 2008. Approved for publication by the Committee on Contingent Faculty and the Profession.
Other AAUP Resources
The Rise of the Professoriate (.doc). Essay by Greg Gilbert, a member of the AAUP Committee on Accreditation, which urges faculty to participate actively in accreditation work to the ultimate benefit of their institutions, the students, and the academic profession.
U.S. Department of Education, accreditation page: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred