THE INTERIM REPORT
Each accredited program is required to submit an Interim Report to the Executive Director during the 4th and 8th years following receipt of accreditation. The report documents significant changes in program curriculum, staffing, instruction, etc. and outline responses to recommendations made in the previous site visit report.
The Executive Director will recommend to MPCAC probationary accreditation status for programs not submitting the Interim Report within six (6) months of the due date. A recommendation for suspension of accreditation will be sent to MPCAC if a program fails to submit the Interim Report within twelve (12) months of due date. Programs may appeal these actions according to normal procedures.
THE CONTINUATION REPORT: LESS THAN TEN-YEAR ACCREDITATION
A program cannot be partially accredited. Programs that substantially meet the requirements, but which have deficiencies which must be addressed to ensure compliance with the Standards, may be granted accreditation for a period of less than ten years.
These time periods are given to allow programs to address the deficiencies which are outlined as specific stipulations in the accreditation notification letter sent to the program’s representative. Prior
to the end of the accreditation period, the program must submit an Accreditation Continuation Report that addresses, through narrative and documentation, how each stipulation has been met.
The report should also document significant changes in program curriculum, staffing, instruction, etc. and outline responses to recommendations made in the previous site visit report.