17-B-01 NAIA Membership

On March 13, 2017, in Bylaws Proposals, by Jen Saab

Amend Bylaws Article I, Section A, Items 1-2 as follows:

  1. Active Membership shall be accorded to colleges and universities which meet the following requirements:

a. Be a four-year college or university or an upper-level, two-year institution in the United States or Canada that awards a bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree, or its equivalent.

b. For an institution in the United States, bBe fully accredited by one of the six institutional accrediting bodies: (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MAS); New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE); North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS); Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU); Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC-ACS)),; and for an institution in Canada, or be a member of Universities Canada.

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  1. Associate Membership shall be accorded to four-year colleges and universities and upper-level, two-year institutions in the United States and Canada that award bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree(s) but do not hold full accreditation by or membership in one of the six regional accrediting bodies listed above, or to institutions that hold full accreditation or membership in one of the bodies listed above but are classified as developing athletic programs, as defined by the Council of Presidents.

Intent: To remove the limitation restricting NAIA membership to only those institutions within the United States or Canada, and to more accurately reference an institution’s status as a member of Universities Canada.

Effective date: August 1, 2017

Submitted by: Council of Presidents

 

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  1. I am full agreement with this change.