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DEAC Call for Public Comment

DEAC Call for Public Comment

Distance Education Accrediting Commission | DEAC

Call for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Standards
Dear Colleague,
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is proposing changes to Part Three, Standards of Accreditation, DEAC Accreditation Handbook in order to ensure their continued effectiveness and relevance to the evaluation of distance education. A systematic review of the standards, which began in April 2023, has been central to DEAC’s proactive approach to maintaining high standards of educational quality and adapting to the evolving needs of its institutions, students, graduates and other stakeholders.
DEAC is inviting comments on the proposed changes through May 17, 2024. The comment form is available at Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Leah Matthews, Executive Director via email at
Click here for a Summary of the Proposed Changes.
Click here to read and download a copy of the DEAC Proposed Standards Revision and Reformat.
We hope you will join DEAC at its Annual Conference taking place April 14-16 in San Antonio. The Standards Committee is dedicating the afternoon of Tuesday, April 16 to a comprehensive presentation of the changes to include a discussion of rationale and encouragement to participate by providing written comments regarding the proposed changes.
Jessica Lucey
Manager of Institutional Review
Distance Education Accrediting Commission
(202)234-5100. ext. 107



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