"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know." Acts 2:22 (NIV)
Accreditation conveys the message that an external set of measures has been applied and a match achieved. Several activities are involved in the accreditation process. Some activities may occur simultaneously; however, they are better coordinated when they are initiated in the manner outlined below.
STANDARD I: Structure & Governance
- All Bible and theological courses must be based on evangelical doctrine (see Evangelical Doctrinal Statement).
- The organization and operation of the educational facility is in accord with appropriate state statutes.
- There is on file a copy of the legal instrument creating the educational organization.
- The organizational structure and charter must reflect adequate personnel to accomplish the stated purpose and goals of the educational institution.
STANDARD II: Material Resources
- The institution must have as a minimum an administrative office with sufficient space to accommodate staff; appropriate files, and records.
- The institution must provide students with an annually updated list of library and media resources.
- The institution must have adequate media equipment to evaluate student course requirements and projects.
- Classroom facilities are adequate to accommodate student needs.
STANDARD III: Policies
- A current catalog is available to all students.
- Student policies are stated in writing and available to all students.
- Financial policies, including refund policies, are made available to all applicants prior to admission.
- Faculty policies are stated in writing and distributed to each faculty member.
- Administrative policies are in accordance with state laws.
- Admission and personnel policies are in accordance with federal anti-discrimination statues.
STANDARD IV: Faculty
- The institution maintains written criteria for faculty appointment.
- Faculty/Student ratio reflects realistic workload.
- Written faculty contracts are maintained and annually updated.
- Faculty payment policies are consistent and non-discriminatory.
- A method exists for faculty input into administrative decisions.
STANDARD V: Curriculum
- The institution must maintain an annually updated list of courses offered.
- The institution has a curriculum committee that oversees academic offerings.
- Degree requirements are in keeping with generally accepted standards.
- Students must receive a copy of their degree plan.
- Course requirements for students are consistent within departments or divisions.
STANDARD VI: Evaluation
The institution maintains an organized evaluation system for student performance, organizational effectiveness, and faculty performance.
Three Recognized Status Levels
Associate Status – An Associate institution is one that is in the process of developing their facility, curriculum, staff; policies, etc. Their institutional/educational program has been operating less than twelve months. An annual report is required.
Candidate Status – An Candidate institution is one that has submitted an application for accreditation to the Board of Directors of Transworld, and is in the process of completing their self-study. They have been in existence at least twelve months. An annual report is required.
Accredited Member Status – An Accredited institution is one that has satisfactorily met all TAC accreditation standards and has been awarded their accreditation certificate. An annual report is required.
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Transworld Accrediting Commission International (Transworld), and its officers, directors and Commissioners are not legally responsible for the degree programs, course work, or any other aspect of school/university function offered by its member or accredited member schools.
Transworld and its officers and directors are further legally absolved of all responsibility for the success of students enrolled in its schools. Each Transworld school is a legal entity in its own right. All complaints or concerns relative to the individual schools must be directed to the schools themselves and we would appreciate being notified. It is the responsibility of the prospective student to carefully investigate any school before embarking upon a degree program or course work.