CVTEA Accreditation Policies and Procedures - Recommendation

Last Update to this Section: January 2010

VIII. Recommendation Categories

Critical Recommendation(S)

Critical recommendations apply to situations that clearly result in a program's inability to meet a Standard, and/or subject students, faculty, or others to unacceptable levels of risk. Documentation of significant progress toward compliance with each critical recommendation must be achieved by the time of the program's next report to CVTEA. Lack of compliance may be considered cause for reduction of the program's accreditation status.

Major Recommendation(S)

Major recommendations apply to situations that jeopardize the ability of the program to meet a Standard. Progress toward meeting each major recommendation must be demonstrated on an annual or biennial basis. Documentation of steps taken toward compliance with major recommendations is required. Lack of compliance within the assigned five- or six-year period, prior to the next scheduled complete evaluation, may be considered cause for reduction of the program's accreditation status.

Minor Recommendation(S)

Minor recommendations are suggestions for program improvement, but have no bearing on the program's accreditation status.