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Accreditation Online Reporting Platform

Accreditation Online Reporting Platform for Self-studies and Quality Assurance Reports

Screenshot of the ACBSP Online Accreditation Verification Portal

ACBSP has implemented an online reporting platform for self-studies and quality assurance reports. ACBSP has worked with Campus Labs to develop and maintain the platform. Campus Labs is running similar reporting platforms for regional accreditors such as North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC), and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Click here to access the ACBSP Online Reporting Platform

The research and development phase started in 2012 and rolled over into 2013. The cost is $80,000 per year. ACBSP incurred the cost for the first two years. The cost of the online reporting portal has been divided among all schools active in the accreditation process. In 2015, annual membership invoices for schools in candidacy and accredited schools will be $2,150 per membership year. This is a great value when you consider all the features that come with the system.

Advantages to ACBSP members:

  • Our members will have access to all their archived reports and feedback — no more shipping or mailing paper reports, no printing costs, plus access to many other Campus Labs tools for free. Campus Labs provides training and technical support.
  • The platform provides safe storage for previous reports and ACBSP correspondence with no loss of data or information as the result of computer malfunctions or corrupted files.
  • The platform has great features for learning and reporting. A customized HELP tab will house user documentation and links to video tutorials.
  • The system offers pre-loaded Standards and Criteria as well as quality assurance reports. Clicking on a criterion allows users to page through the requirements to respond, edit or add evidence.
  • Business units can create a file folder system and upload evidence/documents into the Evidence File for referencing in the self-study or quality assurance report. Users with edit or contributor rights can enter information in the Institutional Response area or copy and paste text from Microsoft Word®.
  • Users can link to sources of evidence in the narrative, including linking to specific page numbers in PDF documents.
  • A dashboard area displays the status of the self-study, including assigned users and internal due dates for institutional workflow processes. The site includes an activity log with a saved version of each change to the Institutional Response for each criterion. Users can export a printable file of the entire self-study to PDF or Microsoft Word®.

Video Tutorials & Powerpoint Presentations

Video tutorials & Powerpoint presentations are available via Dropbox. A Dropbox account is not needed. Click the video you wish to view and it will play in the browser or it will download to your computer. A video media player, such as Windows Media Player for Windows or QuickTime Player for Mac, may be required if downloaded. For either operating system, VLC media player is a free alternative.

Several member schools volunteered to test the platform. The training for the test phase has begun with several business units starting to entering data and information into the quality assurance report template and self-study data and information. The process will be used by a majority of business units by the fall of 2014, and will become mandatory for all business units in 2015. The accreditation staff hopes you enjoy the benefits as much as we believe you will.

Please contact Steve Parscale ( or Diana Hallerud if you have any questions regarding the online reporting format.

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