Recorded Webinars

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Title IV Update

This short webinar is designed to explain the new federal requirements in determining when students will have a Title IV credit balance. An example will be provided to assist you with understanding the new regulation. The rules change on 7/01/16 so don't wait until July to determine the impact on the institution. NACCAS has engaged a special guest, Sally Samuels, Director of Compliance for FAME (bio) to present this webinar.

We received the following update from Sally Samuels regarding information shared in the webinar:

  • “I have a correction to the question regarding overlapping loan periods. Our understanding per some recent guidance from ED, is that you would check credit balances with each disbursement and with an authorization to hold funds, by the end of the loan period which may not agree with Pell AY.”

Certification of Annual Report (CARD)

This webinar describes NACCAS’ CARD (annual report audit) process, including:

  • How the CARD process works
  • How to prepare a CARD submission if you are audited
  • Common errors that schools make in completing the CARD process

Highly recommended for schools that have been selected for the CARD audit process.


Responding to Limitations

This webinar is designed specifically to assist schools that have undergone a NACCAS on-site evaluation visit where one or more limitations were cited. Of course, the webinar can also be helpful to any school interested in understanding NACCAS’ process when a limitation is cited. General topics covered in the webinar:

  1. What is a limitation?
  2. How will the school be informed of a limitation that is being cited?
  3. Information regarding the process and resources available as the school develops its response to the limitation.
  4. How to prepare the documents the school is submitting in its response to the limitation.

Preparing for a Visit

This webinar is designed for schools that have a NACCAS visit coming up so they can be well prepared when the on-site evaluation team arrives at the school. General topics covered in the webinar:

  1. How is the school notified of the visit date?
  2. The ISS Review Letter
  3. The Checklist and Timelines for School Visits
  4. Preparing for the team’s arrival
  5. Documents that must be ready for the team before they arrive
  6. Documents the team will expect to have available that are typically found in the student files

Administrative Capability and Capacity

Managing a school business requires you to be able to juggle multiple duties and responsibilities and that can be overwhelming without the right resources on-hand. In this webinar, which will focus on key elements of a school’s administrative capacity and administrative capability, you will be provided with an overview of the critical nature of ensuring you have the right number of staff, with the right skill-set in-place to ensure you run a successful school and thus have a meaningful impact on your student’s academic success.


Gainful Employment

NACCAS understands that ensuring gainful employment compliance is vital to your school's future success. As part of NACCAS' efforts to assist its schools with having relevant and meaninful educational tools and resources, NACCAS has engaged a special guest, Sharon Bob, Ph.D., (bio (link is external)) to present this webinar with an overview of the gainful employment requirements, including disclosures, reporting and certification requirements. Don't miss the reminders and helpful hints.


Annual Reports – 201 (2015)

This webinar will expand upon the material covered in the 101 webinar, while reinforcing details regarding the graduation, placement, and licensure rates. Specifically, key areas will include:

  1. issues with non-compliant documentation for self-employed students,
  2. how to address miscalculated contract addenda (e.g., leaves of absence), and
  3. suggestions on how to improve your institution’s internal procedures.

Annual Reports – 101 (2015)

This webinar will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS' annual report. Topics covered will include deadlines, electronic submission, and the basic calculation methodology for the graduation, placement, and licensure outcome rates. Recommended for individuals who are unfamiliar with the basics of the annual report.


Things to Submit to NACCAS

One of the vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is ensuring the many items required to be submitted to NACCAS by accredited institutions are submitted timely. As there are many requirements and timeframes involved with our accredited institutions, ranging from when to submit an Application for Renewal of Accreditation to the submission of the Annual Report, we felt it important to take a moment and remind and highlight these essential pieces.

This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, or any school personnel who deal with institutional or programmatic changes.


The School Owner/Administrator ICPE


The Practioner ICPE


The Academic ICPE


The Role of the ICPE Team Liason


NACCAS Resources: Tools for your Toolkit

From webinars, pocket seminars, Specialists, Workshops and our NACCAS website, NACCAS has a wealth of resources to assist you on your journey to being a successful accredited institution. With this LIVE webinar, we will provide you a high-level overview of all of the NACCAS resources at your disposal and also provide insight into possible future tools you can use to fill your institution’s toolkit! Join us!


Business Fundamentals

As a For-Profit School Owner entrepreneur, having all of the tools you need to sustain a successful school business may be hard to come by and if every entrepreneur had a crystal ball providing them with all of the tips for success, we would have a world of prosperous schools and satisfied students. However, we know running a school comes with its challenges and roadblocks. So, if you would like to add tools for success to your business toolkit, please join NACCAS as we offer you the LIVE Webinar entitled, “9 Pillars for Building a Successful School Business” to assist you with such facets as Building your Business Plan, Knowing your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, Owning Your Brand, student outcomes and its relationship to your success, and more!


How to Submit a Complete Application to NACCAS

Please join NACCAS at its upcoming LIVE webinar entitled "How to Submit a Complete Application to NACCAS," that will explain some of the key questions asked on applications. We hope this information will help schools gain a better understanding of why NACCAS asks these questions and what specific information we are looking for..


How to Improve Your Outcome Rates

This webinar will provide participants with strategies for improving their outcome rates. It is designed especially for institutions that are not currently out of compliance with NACCAS' outcomes thresholds, but know that their rates may be in low in a future year.


ICPE Practitioner Best Practices

NACCAS would not be able to do what we do, with regard to on-site evaluations, without ICPE's. If you are currently a Practitioner ICPE with NACCAS or have ever thought about becoming one, this webinar is for you. This webinar will not only discuss the NACCAS qualifications for the Practitioner ICPE, but will walk through what is required of this ICPE before, during, and after the on-site evaluation. As a part of these before, during, and after requirements, we will discuss the various documents and/or Standards this ICPE is responsible for reviewing, along with the various documents this ICPE is required to complete.


ICPE Academic Best Practices

NACCAS would not be able to do what we do, with regard to on-site evaluations, without ICPE's. If you are currently an Academic ICPE with NACCAS or have ever thought about becoming one, this webinar is for you. This webinar will not only discuss the NACCAS qualifications for the Academic ICPE, but will walk through what is required of this ICPE before, during, and after the on-site evaluation. As a part of these before, during, and after requirements, we will discuss the various documents and/or Standards this ICPE is responsible for reviewing, along with the various documents this ICPE is required to complete.


ICPE School Owner/Administrator Best Practices

NACCAS would not be able to do what we do, with regard to on-site evaluations, without ICPE's. If you are currently a school owner/administrator ICPE with NACCAS or have ever thought about becoming one, this webinar is for you. This webinar will not only discuss the NACCAS qualifications for the school owner/administrator ICPE, but will walk through what is required of this ICPE before, during, and after the on-site evaluation. As a part of these before, during, and after requirements, we will discuss the various documents and/or Standards this ICPE is responsible for reviewing, along with the various documents this ICPE is required to complete.


Pre-Enrollment/Admissions

Enrolling new students can be an exciting time for many! With a new batch of excited and eager students, a rejuvenating energy known as "enrollment fervor" may encompass many schools. Teachers and administrations are eager to welcome students and prepare them to go into the workforce. The only downside to "enrollment fervor" can be that many schools get too engrossed in welcoming their new students, and forget to make sure all of the necessary pre-enrollment/admissions documents are completed. But, have no fear!

Join Blaine and Danielle as they host the Pre-Enrollment/Admissions Webinar. This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, school administrators, schools admissions officials, and any other school personnel that may play a vital role in a school's accreditation and admissions process.


Leaves of Absence

This webinar discusses the complexities and importance of an institution’s Leave of Absence (LOA) policy for its students. Although it is important to note that LOA’s are optional for schools to utilize, we understand that un-foreseen circumstances can arise or planned vacations can occur, so more often than not, schools choose to implement a Leave of Absence policy. If this is the case, it is critically important that an institution’s LOA policy be in compliance with NACCAS’ Policy IV.06 – Leave of Absence Policy. If an LOA policy is not in compliance, or is not implemented correctly and consistently, multiple limitations could result for an institution, especially as LOA’s can affect an institution’s attendance policy, refund policy and most importantly fully-executed enrollment agreements. If this information seems useful to your organization, please join Yvette Brooks, Senior Accreditation Specialist, and Anthony Ray, Regional Accreditation Specialist for a one-hour webinar and complete discussion of LOA’s.


Steps to Becoming Accredited

This webinar will take you through the steps involved in the application process for both Candidate Status as well as the ultimate goal of Accreditation and will include tips and resources to help you along the Accreditation path. This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, and any other school personnel who will be involved in the school’s accreditation process.


Policy VII.03 – Policy on Financial Statement Reserves

This webinar will help you understand NACCAS' Standard VII, Criterion 3, "Financial Practices and Management: Policy on Financial Statement Reserves," it's effective date, applicability, and criteria. This policy is designed to assist institutions in developing and maintaining operation reserves to ensure financial compliance and develop best financial management practices.


NACCAS ICPE: Everything You Wanted to Know

With over 18 months of the new ICPE process under our belts, we wanted to take the opportunity to provide all ICPEs with this updated, consolidated and concise ICPE Webinar entitled, "NACCAS ICPE: Everything You Wanted to Know." This webinar highlights such items as, ICPE qualifications, ICPE on-site visit tasks, and ICPE insurance requirements, to name a few.

  • Currently in revision.

Understanding Standard VII, Criterion 2

As you make preparations for the end of your fiscal year, one important tool available to determine financial compliance is NACCAS’ Best Practices Financial Webinar. This webinar will help you understand NACCAS’ Standard VII Criteria, 2 (a)(b)(c), the important steps to becoming and maintaining financial compliance, share resources available to determine your composite score, provide assistance in understanding your financial statement and financial monitoring, and discuss audited financial statement requirements.


Institutional Self Study (ISS)

This class will provide participants with an overview of the creation and submission of an ISS.

  • Currently in revision and should be available mid-February 2016

Advisory Board

According to NACCAS’ Standards and Criteria, a NACCAS accredited institution must have an “external advisory committee comprised of an employer or employers representing the field(s) of study offered by the institution.” This webinar will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS’ Standard I, Criteria 6 – 11 and NACCAS’ Guidance for Understanding Standards and Policies. Topics covered will include the definition of an “external advisory committee” also known as “Advisory Board”, the reasons for an Advisory Board, who comprises the membership of such a board/committee and how to make the most effective and compliant use of the advisory board and information gathered through the meeting of external advisory committee members.


The NACCAS National Employment Database (NNED)

This class will introduce participants with the NACCAS National Employment Database (NNED) and describe the overall process from the perspective of the participating institution. Additional tools and templates which may be utilized in the process will be reviewed in detail.


Low Outcomes Monitoring

This class will provide participants with an overview of the documentation submission requirements for the low outcomes monitoring process. This webinar will also review what institutions can expect from the low outcomes monitoring process going forward.

  • Currently in revision.

Catalog Requirements

This webinar will discuss the nuts and bolts of a post-secondary institution’s catalog. Why an entire webinar on a school catalog? Most academics would agree that a catalog is one of the most fundamental aspects of any learning institution. Whether it is a half-page pamphlet or a multi-page, bound document, it encompasses a vital reference for teachers, administrators, not to mention current and prospective students. It is so important in fact, that it is a document that is required for accreditation. Because a catalog houses many, if not all, of a school’s policies and procedures, it touches on virtually every aspect of any learning institution; everything from the grading system, to refunds, to admissions and graduation requirements, to other student services. Because of this, the school catalog is intimately tied with the other three required NACCAS checklists for all Institutional Self-Studies (ISS’s).


Non-Substantive Changes

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Part 4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding Substantive Changes and Notification Requirements. Previously NACCAS held a webinar to highlight Substantive Changes. Now it is time to focus on Non Substantive Changes and their requirements. This section of the Rules covers a variety of changes a school goes through in its accreditation lifetime. Oftentimes schools are uncertain about what kinds of changes NACCAS needs to know about in order for the school to continue to be in compliance. In order to assist member institutions with understanding Part 4 of the Rules and specifically Non Substantive Changes, we will provide participants with a basic understanding of what constitutes a Non Substantive Change and what a NACCAS accredited school is required to report to NACCAS. This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, or any school personnel who deal with institutional or programmatic changes.


Enrollment Agreements

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ Standards and Criteria is policies. During this session we will review Policy IV.03 on the Enrollment Agreement Requirements and Checklist. This section of the Policy covers elements that are required in an institution’s enrollment agreement regarding the contractual relationship which exists between an institution and its applicant/student. Oftentimes schools are unclear about what constitutes a fully executed enrollment agreement and what elements are require to be included. As this is one of NACCAS’ most highly cited limitations during on-site evaluation visits, we will spend this session providing information on maintaining accrediting standards in this specific area.


Changes to Report to NACCAS

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Part 4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure regarding Substantive Changes and Notification Requirements. This section of the Rules covers a variety of changes a school goes through in its accreditation lifetime. Schools are often uncertain about what kinds of changes NACCAS needs to know about in order for the school to continue to be in compliance. In order to assist member institutions with understanding Part 4 of the Rules, we will provide participants with a basic understanding of what changes a NACCAS accredited school is required to report to NACCAS. This webinar is recommended for school owners, school directors, or any school personnel who deals with institutional or programmatic changes.


Institutional Refunds

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Standard VII, Criteria 4, 5, 6, & 7, as well as Policy VII.01 – Financial Practices & Management: Withdrawal and Settlement Policy and Checklist. This refers to the institutional refund policy. Schools can be confused about what NACCAS requires. In order to assist our member institutions with understanding the refund policy requirements, we will provide participants with a basic overview of what NACCAS requires, as well as examples and guides for calculating institutional refunds. This webinar is recommended for all administrative staff or any staff that deals with NACCAS requirements.


Practical Grading

One of the many vital requirements within NACCAS’ scope is Standard IX, Criterion 2, regarding Practical Grading. Oftentimes, schools can be confused about what NACCAS requires. In order to assist our member institutions with understanding Practical Grading, we will be offering a webinar that will provide participants with a basic overview of what NACCAS requires, as well as examples of “correct” and “incorrect” practical grading criteria. This webinar is recommended for all individuals involved with an institution’s evaluation of students or any staff that deals with NACCAS requirements.


Annual Report - The Supplemental Filing of the 2012 Replay

This webinar will review the basics of the optional Supplemental Filing of 2012 (data) Annual Report. This review will include what schools are eligible, what students may be included, how the report is filed.


Cohort Default Rates (CDR) - Part 1

In this Part I, we will cover relevant data, changes in regulation impacting cohort default rates (CDRs), types of default prevention plans, and core concepts which should be included in preparing an effective plan.


Cohort Default Rates (CDR) - Part 2

This CDR-Part II webinar will revisit the core concepts necessary to conducting effective default prevention, and will discuss in detail the core components which should be included in a complete and effective default prevention plan.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

In order to assist our member institutions with understanding the NACCAS Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, we are offering a series of five (5) webinars. These webinars are approximately 45 minutes in length and include a brief question and answer segment. The webinars are described in detail below:

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 101 Description: This class will provide participants with a basic overview of NACCAS’ SAP Policy. This webinar is recommended for individuals who are unfamiliar with NACCAS’ SAP Policy requirements.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 102 Description: This class will provide participants with an understanding of items 1-13 on the SAP checklist and is recommended for individuals who are developing or updating their SAP Policy or those who just need clarification on these checklist items.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 103 Description: This class will provide participants with a better understanding of items 14-18 on the SAP checklist, particularly the areas of “warning” and “probation”. This webinar is recommended for individuals who are developing their SAP Policy or those who are more familiar with SAP in general and need to ensure they understand these particular elements.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 104 Description: This class will provide participants with an understanding of items 19-25 on the SAP checklist and is recommended for individuals who are developing or updating their SAP Policy or those who just need clarification on these checklist items.

     Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 105 This class will review the frequently asked questions that may not have been addressed fully in the previous webinars, as well as common areas that confuse schools or cause them to receive a limitation on a NACCAS visit. This webinar is recommended for anyone in the school who is new to SAP or needs a refresher on SAP.