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  • Specialized Accreditation

    In addition, many undergraduate and graduate programs maintain specialized professional accreditation. The Office of Institutional Research maintains the most up-to-date list of ISU programs with specialized accreditation. As of the publication of this catalog, the following programs have received specialized accreditation by the following organizations:

    College of Arts and Letters

    • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

    College of Business

    • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

    College of Education

    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
    • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

    Kasiska Division of Health Sciences

    • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
    • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
    • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    • Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
    • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
    • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
    • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

    College of Science and Engineering

    • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

    College of Technology

    • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
    • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
    • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    • Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
    • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
    • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
    • National Association of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC)

    Program Accreditation Requirements

    Current and future programs not offered by the College of Business may include no more than 1/4 of ISU minimum credit requirements for a baccalaureate degree from classes offered by the College of Business.

    Student Outcomes Assessment

    All undergraduate academic programs at four year public institutions in Idaho are required to assess student learning in the major and general education programs. Similar requirements for assessment also appear in the new guidelines issued by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which provides Idaho State University’s institution-wide ­accreditation.

    Idaho State University’s goal is to encourage students to develop abilities and acquire knowledge that will be of lasting benefit in their personal and professional lives. To ensure that this goal is met, a program of student outcomes assessment has been implemented to improve the teaching and learning process.

    Comprehensive information that includes student performance and student opinion is vital to the success of the assessment ­program. To provide this information, ­undergraduate students in the academic division may be asked to participate in a variety of assessment activities that may include formal and informal examinations, interviews, surveys, and follow-up studies after graduation.

    Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

    Idaho State University, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is responsible for maintaining educational records and monitoring the release of information of those records. Staff and faculty with ­access to student educational records are legally responsible for protecting the privacy of the student by using information only for legitimate educational reasons to instruct, advise, or otherwise assist students.

    Only those records defined as “directory information” may be released without the express written permission of the student. Directory information includes the student’s name, address listings, telephone listings, e-mail addresses, full-time/part-time status, class level, college, major field of study, degree types and dates, enrollment status, club and athletic participation records, and dates of attendance including whether or not currently enrolled. No other information contained in a student’s educational records may be released to any outside party without the written consent of the student.

    A student may restrict release of directory information through the BengalWeb by accessing the “Update Addresses and 19500彩票网Phones” screen under the Academic Tools tab. This restriction will apply to the student’s address and telephone listings only. All other directory listings will continue to be available for release.

    Additional FERPA information may be found on the web at: http:///registrar/student-resources/ferpa/.

    Policy Statements

    Catalogs, bulletins, course and fee schedules, etc., are not to be considered as binding contracts between Idaho State University and students. The university and its divisions reserve the right at any time, without advance notice, to: (a) withdraw or cancel classes, courses, and programs; (b) change fee schedules; (c) change the academic calendar; (d) change admissions and registration requirements; (e) change the regulations and requirements governing instruction in, and graduation from, the university and its various divisions; and (f) change any other regulations affecting students. Changes shall go into force whenever the proper authorities so determine, and shall apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are matriculated at the time in the university. When economic and other conditions permit, the university tries to provide advance notice of such changes.

    Students enrolled in a program that is closed, relocated, or discontinued should be given notice of the closure as soon as is practical. Notwithstanding any other provision of State Board of Education policy, university policy, or university catalog statements to the contrary, arrangements should be made for enrolled students to complete affected programs in a timely manner and with minimum interruptions. When there is a similar program within the institutions governed by the Board, an affected student will be provided with information on transferring to that program, although admission to any such program is contingent upon the availability of a position and the student’s meeting any applicable admission requirements. If there is no similar program available within the institutions governed by the Board or the student is not able to gain admission to a similar program, the university will make reasonable efforts to place the student in a related or comparable program within the university. If none is available, the university will make reasonable efforts to assist the student in locating to another program at the university or elsewhere for which he or she is qualified.

    Idaho State University is committed to providing a positive education for all students. The university has a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that all students and employees can learn and work in an environment free of harassment and discrimination. It is the ISU policy to prohibit and eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, and includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, applications, admissions, and access to programs, services, and employment. For additional information and specific contact information, see: http://www./aaction/.