Strategy Three

Achieve Accreditation or Licensure for Programs Currently Unaccredited or Not Licensed

Currently, Henderson has the following institutional accreditations:

  • The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • AACSB International/The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Federal Aviation Administration (recognition only, not accreditation)

Some of Henderson’s programs that have accrediting/licensing bodies but that are not currently approved are Art, Physics Engineering, Chemistry, Theatre, and Computer Science.

Accreditation assures that a program is engaged in continuous review and improvement in quality, meets nationally endorsed standards for the discipline, and is held accountable for what it sets out to do. Moreover, accredited programs are critical for the recruitment of both quality students and excellent faculty who are searching for institutions where there is a strong commitment to accredited programs.

Action and Elements

  1. Identify programs that have accrediting/licensing bodies.
  2. Contact accrediting/licensing bodies for guidelines/requirements for each identified program.
  3. Identify areas where we meet or do not meet the requirements for accreditation.
  4. Determine the best process and timeline for Henderson to seek accreditation.
  5. Write self-study reports and begin the application process.