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CEO’s Corner: Virtual Site Visits – NAACLS Treads New Waters

by Dianne M. Cearlock, PhD and CEO and Mark Spence, Volunteer Services Manager The year 2020 brought a number of “first time ever” events to NAACLS. The COVID-19 pandemic really intensified in March in the United States. Schools at all levels closed their doors to in-person education and either suspended education entirely or shifted to […]

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NAACLS Board of Directors Update – April 2020

by Dianne M. Cearlock, CEO At the April 23, 2020 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation and approval awards recommended by the Review Committee on Accredited Programs (RCAP) and the Program Approval Review Committee (PARC), the following items were addressed: Elections for the review committees were held. Re-elected for a […]

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Dr. NAACLS – Program Official Approval Forms

Dear Dr. NAACLS, I have just been hired by my institution as program director. The previous program director told me I need to reach out to NAACLS for approval. What documents do I need to submit to NAACLS, and how long will the process take? Sincerely, Mr. Jones   Mr. Jones, First, allow NAACLS to […]

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NAACLS Workshop Update – Save the Date!

NAACLS will conduct its annual fall workshop via webinar on November 13, 2020. We hope you save the date! Registration is expected to be open by the end of July The workshop, titled, “The NAACLS Process and Standards – a Peek Behind the Curtain,” will be held from 7:30am-4:00pm and will be presented by  Dawn […]

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Proposed Standard Change Submitted for Public Comment

The NAACLS Board of Directors is requesting public comment for proposed Standards changes. To view the potential Standards changes, as well as the process to submit your comments, please download the file linked below. Public Comment for Standard Six

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Virtual Site Visit Pilot Program for Visits that were Canceled Due to COVID-19

In March, the NAACLS Board of Directors appointed a task force to develop a virtual site visit process for the canceled spring site visits due COVID 19. During the April 23rd Board of Directors meeting, the NAACLS Board approved this pilot process. The eligibility for these site visits are as follows:  The program’s previous award […]

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NAACLS 2019 Annual Report is Available

We invite you to view the NAACLS 2019 Annual Report on our website. The Annual Report includes a Message from the President, 2019 Program Data, 2019 Board of Directors’ Actions, 2019 Volunteers, Statements of Financial Position for FY ending June 30, 2019, and Rosters for the NAACLS Board, Review Committees and Staff.

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NAACLS Evaluation Requirements

A number of program directors have contacted NAACLS regarding if “a student can be assigned a grade of “unsatisfactory/satisfactory” and/or “pass/fail.” It seems beneficial to address the issue on the NAACLS News for the convenience of all or NAACLS program directors. NAACLS does not prescribe or deny specific methods of evaluations, such as “unsatisfactory/satisfactory” and/or […]

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Mail and Packages to the NAACLS Office

Due to the State of Illinois “Stay at Home” executive order, the physical NAACLS office is closed for the foreseeable future. NAACLS Staff will still be working full time remotely and our goal is that no one will see any disruptions.  Effective immediately, NAACLS will only be accepting electronic submissions of materials. Mailed in submissions […]

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