The Benchmark IV Review Brief form is a tool used to guide the program in writing a complete Benchmark II document and by the commission visitor to review the program for compliance with Benchmark IV and to make a recommendation to COA. Section 2 lists each accreditation standard and related educational policy in Benchmark IV. The Compliance Statement column lists the related compliance statement from the Compliance, Concern, and Noncompliance Statements.
In the C/NC column of section 2 the commission visitor types “compliance” or “noncompliance” next to each compliance statement to report how well the program meets and addresses each item. The commission visitor indicates her or his reasoning in the Comments column for any compliance statement marked “noncompliance.” In section 3 of the Benchmark IV Review Brief the commission visitor recommends a decision to COA, lists areas of noncompliance with the corresponding accreditation standard, and writes a brief discussion of the problem and how the program can fix it.
Information about when the Benchmark IV Review Brief is due and where it should be sent is on the Timetable for Candidacy—2008 EPAS.
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