Higher Education Accreditation

Higher Ed Accreditation consulting | Drumm McNaughton | The Change Leader

Why is college and university accreditation important? 

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.

Fortunately, (or unfortunately), accreditation is one of the major determinants students use to decide whether or not to attend your university, and is required to receive any kind of funding from the government, so this is not an area to leave to chance.

The Change Leader has accreditation and regulatory / compliance experts who can help guide you through the accreditation processes, 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, and we know what is needed to earn and keep your accreditation and can help you through any stage of the process.

Just like Allstate says, “you are in good hands” with TCL when it comes to accreditation and regulatory compliance.

Want to find out where you stand?  

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 should 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?

TCL can help 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 TCL 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, TCL experts can help you develop your programs and/or provide leadership in a wide range of activities related to the assessment of student learning. 

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

Assessment Services for Higher Education, Universities, Colleges
Analytics consulting for higher education | Changing Higher Ed | Drumm McNaughton



On paper, organizations can be broken up into discrete units that work autonomously.  In truth, organizations are living entities with interrelated functions, and attempting to ascribe boundaries to them is unrealistic.

TCL approaches institutions holistically, with a focus on improving bottom-line outputs.  By using proprietary data and tools such as system dynamics modeling, we determine where institutions are not working efficiently, and then bring to bear our network of experts to both solve the institution’s challenges and build sustainable institutional capacity.

Want to better understand how you can improve your performance? Contact us for a free consultation.