I.22 Institutional or programmatic changes

Schools with an ALA-accredited program and programs with candidacy or precandidacy status that are considering organizational and/or programmatic changes that might have a significant impact on the ALA-accredited program are expected to communicate these plans to the COA before implementation. This communication may be via the biennial narrative or annual progress report or in a separate correspondence.

The proposed changes should provide assurances for continued compliance with the standards. The COA may decide that the circumstances described present the need for review and reconsideration of accreditation. In this case, the program will be advised of the type and schedule of review to be undertaken.