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OIRA | Accreditation


Institutional Rsch / Assessmt
Fax: 202-885-1195
Leonard, Room 1st floor

Froslid Jones, Karen
Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

Institutional Rsch / Assessmt
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8059

Although OIRA has always played a role in institutional accreditation, providing required annual reports and supporting institutional self-study efforts, responsibilities in these areas have expanded significantly in recent years. In 1995-1996, OIRA provided a co-chair for the NCAA certification effort. In 1996-97, OIRA assumed a leadership role in developing the required follow-up report and managed a campus visit for the Middle States Association's Commission on Higher Education. In 1997-98 OIRA facilitated the required accreditation/affiliation process of the United Methodist Church's University Senate.

OIRA also works with schools/colleges and departments which are undergoing disciplinary accreditation, providing data and information as required. OIRA had major responsibilities for the Middle State's reaccreditation that occurred in 2004, and a leadership role in the 2009 Periodic Review Report, and again in the most recent reaccreditation in 2014. OIRA also assists many academic units in their accreditation reporting.

American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Here is AU's accreditation letter.

In addition, you can access AU's Middle States Self-Study website.