Accreditation and program assessment
In the interest of continuous academic improvement, the School of Arts and Sciences at LAU has started a series of initiatives towards learning assessment, professional accreditation and program reviews.
The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. As the first step in a four-year accrediting process, the candidacy by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) grants current and future students the same rights of a fully accredited program.
To make sure the school’s academic programs stay current and competitive, they are periodically evaluated by external reviewers who are authorities in their respective fields. The process involves assessing program purpose, structure, and requirements as well as formal mechanisms for program administration and monitoring. It also yields comments on the special focus of each program, if any, as well as on plans and expectations for continuing program development and self-assessment.