Higher Ed Accreditation

Higher ed accreditation


Higher ed accreditation is one of the major determinants students use to decide whether or not to attend your university, is required to receive any kind of funding from the government, determines if a college, university, or program qualifies for state licensure examinations, determines whether credits are transferable, and if an employer will provide tuition assistance to their employees. 

You may wonder, is higher ed accreditation needed or is it just a nuisance?

This is not an area for higher ed institutions to leave to chance.

Higher Ed accreditation is the validation of all the work that you and your staff have done to ensure that students are receiving the education they deserve.

Dr. Drumm McNaughton and our higher ed accreditation consulting services provides accreditation and regulatory / compliance experts who can help guide you through the Higher Ed accreditation processes. Our consulting experts will be your guide whether you are looking for initial accreditation, reaccreditation, or working with you to get you off probation, or worse. 

We’ve been there before – we’ve served on accreditation teams and been on the receiving end of accreditation visits. We know what is needed to earn and keep your accreditation and can help you through any stage of the process.

Our consultants have helped higher education institutions not only get back on track, but create strategic planning that will ensure they stay in good standing in the future when it comes to accreditation and regulatory compliance.

Do you want to find out where you stand? Contact our consultants now for a free consultation. 

“During our recent accreditation special visit, our institution received six commendations and one recommendation, that being “we recommend you keep doing what you’re doing. . . . Accordingly, we strongly recommend Dr. McNaughton’s services to any institution who is in need of accreditation, governance, strategic planning, or personnel management expertise.” Excerpt from the TMUS Testimonial Letter.

John Stead, PhD - Interim President, The Master's University and Seminary
Higher Ed Accreditation Consulting Services
Institutional & Program Evaluation for Higher Education | Consulting for higher education


Higher ed programs are a collection of resources designed to accomplish a predetermined goal, graduate students. Universities are made up of a collection of programs, each with their own goals, which together must accomplish the overarching mission of the institution. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to operate.

But how do you know when a program has grown beyond the means of an institution, lost relevance, become unprofitable, or taken an institution away from its stated mission? Are enrollments down? Are faculty protecting sacred cows?

The Change Leader’s consultants will help you succeed by conducting institutional and/or programmatic assessments and evaluations, either independently or as part of larger in-house projects. We assess and evaluate your programs to determine if they are meeting your goals and make recommendations on how to improve them (or to teach them out as appropriate).

The larger question is if those goals align with your institution’s goals.

Could your institution benefit from a comprehensive institutional and/or programmatic evaluation? To discuss your challenges in more depth, contact us for a consultation.


Assessment is the bedrock of making sound decisions, and The Change Leader leads the way in providing the necessary tools and expertise to help you understand and build your assessment process.  Whether they be developing formative or normative assessments, rubrics, program evaluations, or simply making sense of your data, The Change Leader’s team of higher ed experts can help you develop your programs and/or provide leadership in a wide range of activities related to the assessment of student learning. 

Do you have questions or want to improve on how you use assessment as a tool for improving your institutional outcomes? 

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