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Assessment, Accreditation, Approvals and Quality Standards
Madonna University is committed to the highest quality standards for Higher Education. The University uses its own measures of quality as well as standards required by professional and accrediting organizations. Many organizations review the curriculum and facilities, instruction and administration, and the results of student outcomes as part of the approval and accreditation process. The University has designed a comprehensive assessment plan that measures and reports on student achievement as part of this process. Approval by accrediting agencies and professional organizations exist at international, national, regional and state levels. These organizations have varying cycles of review that can be anywhere from one to 10 years. The following is a list of approvals and accreditation: 

  •  Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation
 
Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools,
30 North Lasalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602:
1959, 1968, 1978, 1982 (Graduate Studies),
1988, 1998, 2008 (10-year accreditation, 
approval of Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, 
multiple sites in China, 
and online programs in all disciplines).
      •  American Bar Association: 1984, 1990, 1994, 2000, 2007
 
  •  American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
Phone: 800-877-1600 Approvals: Plan IV, 1977, 1982; Plan V, 1990, 1995; Accreditation: 2000
 
  •  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120; Phone: 202-887-8456. Accreditation: 2006
 
  •  Council on Social Work Education: 1982, 1988, 1995, 2003
 
  •  Michigan Board of Education:
  • Approval of four-year degrees: 1947
  • Teacher certifications: 1954, 1969, 1996, 2002
  • Vocational certification and authorization: 1969, 1974, 1996, 2002
  • Learning disabilities certification: 1974, 1974, 1999, 2002
  • Reading certification: 1977, 1996, 2002
  • Master of Science in Administration: 1982, 1996, 2002
  • Administrator certification: 1990
  • Master of Science in Nursing: 1987
  • ESL certification: 2001, 2007
  •  Michigan Board of Nursing: 1967
 
  •  Michigan Department of Public Health
 
  •  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: 1972, 1981, 1992, 1996, 2002
 
  •  National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC): 1970, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1999

Note: Accreditation materials are available for review in the Madonna University Library.



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