Tuesday September 20, 2016

UD Intensive English Program granted accreditation

The University of Dayton Intensive English Program (IEP) in the Center for International Programs was recently granted 5-year initial accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of English language programs in accredited universities and colleges and of independent English language schools. The accrediting process included an 18 month self-study reviewing 44 standards covering 11 areas such as Curriculum, Administrative and Fiscal Capacity, Student Achievement, and Student Services.  Submission of a self-study report, and a site visit was in April 2016.  This culminated with the Commission reviewing all reports and supporting documentation in August resulting in the awarding of accreditation to the IEP. 

As stated on the Commission’s website, CEA’s recognition allows accredited English language organizations to use their CEA accreditation for certification by SEVP (Department of Homeland Security) to admit international students. Nick Taggart, director of the IEP, states, “This recognition also acknowledges that the IEP, its faculty and administration, adhere to the highest standards of excellence and best practices in the field of English language teaching and administration. This is a great accomplishment that would not have been possible without the hard work and efforts of the IEP’s faculty and staff, the CIP, and the offices of Enrollment Management and Office of Mission and Rector who helped to conduct the self-study.” 

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