Best Practices: Reaccreditation and Continuing Education: A Fresh Retrospect


continuing education, reaccreditation, Brigham Young Univerisity


The Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University (BYU-CE) has been engaged in a self-study and regional reaccreditation effort by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for the past two years. As the co-chairs of the reaccreditation efforts, we frequently mused, "I wish we had thought about this," "Why didn't someone tell us that," and "What could we share with others from our own experience that may prove helpful to their reaccreditation effort?" Even though we did not have the benefit of a brief article like this one prior to our reaccreditation experience, we did receive along the way generous help and insight from others. The intent of this article is to capture lessons learned, from which other continuing education (CE) units may benefit as they prepare for reaccreditation.

Original Publication Citation

Howell, S. & Anderson, K. (2005). Reaccreditation and continuing education: a fresh retrospect. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 53(2), pp. 34–40.

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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The Journal of Continuing Higher Education




David O. McKay School of Education


Instructional Psychology and Technology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor