A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Institutional Effectiveness & Certification
Director: Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Ph.DCollege Hall 410
(202) 559-5370 (videophone)
Institutional Effectiveness & Certification manages and coordinates accreditation, certification, and
licensure compliance, and we manage program assessments.
The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Shared governance is the attempt to balance maximum participation in decision-making with clear
accountability. A key component of shared governance is broad and unending communication.
The University maintains a list
of governance bodies and committees that vary in their function, mission, membership, and
representative term length.
Particular programs offered by Gallaudet have met the standards and requirements of programmatic
Additionally, the University's teacher preparation programs are recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator
Preparation (CAEP). CAEP reviews the educator preparation programs as a unit; this
includes the Department of Education Teacher Preparation programs, as well as School Psychology, School
Social Work and School Counseling programs, which also prepare educators and/or school personnel. The
University refers to these entities collectively as the Professional Education Programs.
Specialized program associations (SPAs) also review programs against their
established programmatic standards. SPA reviews are included in the NCATE review process.
The University community recognizes the need to adopt assessment process that advances evidence-based
decisions about teaching, learning, bilingualism, diversity, campus life, academic support, and student
development. This process employs data-driven decision-making to continuously increase student
achievement and institutional effectiveness.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions
participating in federal student aid programs disclose information from various administrative areas to
students. The consumer information required to be disclosed by this
act includes information on costs, enrollment, accreditation, educational offerings, financial aid,
safety, and student outcome information.
PezzarossiDirector of Institutional Effectiveness & Certification
Rosanne BanguraAssessment and State
Kristina WillichevaAssessment Coordinator
Tana FletcherData Management & Accreditation Specialist
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