Changes to the Accreditation Handbook

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is proposing changes to Part Three, Standards of Accreditation, DEAC Accreditation Handbook, in order to ensure their continued effectiveness and relevance to the evaluation of distance education. A systematic review of the standards, which began in April 2023, has been central to DEAC’s proactive approach to maintaining high standards of educational quality and adapting to the evolving needs of its institutions, students, graduates and other stakeholders.

For more information on the proposed changes, including a summary document, a copy of the proposed changes, and an overview of the systematic program of review, please visit the Documents Out for Public Comment page of the DEAC website.