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The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as an institutional accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions. DEAC’s geographic area of accreditation activities includes all states within the United States and international locations. Our website is designed to be a resource for all those interested in distance education accreditation: students, faculty, administrators and the public.

DEAC: 2024 Annual Conference

The DEAC’s 2024 Annual Conference will take place April 14-16 at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio hotel in San Antonio, Texas. More information, including details on registering for the meeting, reserving a hotel room, and the Conference schedule, are available using the links below.

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DEAC Announces Board Expansion and Call for Nominations

The DEAC Board of Directors made a decision to expand from 10 Directors to 12.
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DEAC: 2024 Annual Conference

The DEAC’s 2024 Annual Conference will take place April 14-16 at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio hotel in San Antonio, Texas. More information, including details on registering for the meeting, reserving a hotel room, and the Conference schedule, are available using the links below.

Registration is now available!
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Presenting Data for Effect

Let your data tell a story about your institution and your amazing students. This webinar illustrates strategies on optimal data presentation for reporting and institutional effectiveness.
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Foundations of Institutional Assessment

Data-informed conversations impact just about everyone who is involved institutional success and improvement.
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Foundations of Institutional Assessment – Part II

AQC is an external review system carried out by a network of higher education curriculum experts. Although it is not accreditation, AQC engages a peer review process designed to provide meaningful, relevant feedback to distance education providers consistent with the principles of accreditation. The DEAC is committed to supporting innovations that continue to emerge and evolve in various online delivery systems by contributing its expertise and experience in evaluating online content that is presented for AQC review and by experimenting with ways to expand the availability of high quality online learning.

DEAC is pleased to work collaboratively with the Quality Assurance (QA) Commons. The QA Commons’ mission is to ensure all learners are prepared for the changing dynamics of the workforce and economy. It aspires to help all people realize upward mobility by developing a foundation of employability skills needed by all workers in all jobs. The employability focus of QA Commons addresses the proficiencies employers say are most needed, which candidates often lack, and are the hardest to find… “smart skills” characterized as Essential Employability Qualities (EEQs).