The institution's administrative structure and services facilitate learning and research/scholarship,
foster quality improvement, and support the institutions organization and governance.
Fundamental Elements of Administration
An accredited institution is expected to possess or demonstrate the following attributes or activities:
- a chief executive whose primary responsibility is to lead the institution toward the achievement of its goals and with responsibility for administration of the institution;
- a chief executive with the combination of academic background, professional training, and/or other qualities appropriate to an institution of higher education and the institution's mission;
- administrative leaders with appropriate skills, degrees, and training to carry out their responsibilities and functions;
- qualified staffing appropriate to the goals, type, size, and complexity of the institution;
- adequate information and decision-making systems to support the work of administrative leaders;
- clear documentation of the lines of organization and authority; and
- periodic assessment of the effectiveness of administrative structures and services.