The Proposed Standard

 A center provides the infrastructure and resources necessary to support and facilitate student learning.


An ACPE accredited center creatively and effectively utilizes the context in which learning takes place, drawing upon available technological support, use of classroom space, learning sites, library and internet, as well as other contextual and local means by which student learning is both supported and enhanced. 


In assessing this area, reviewers will look at the center's:

  1. Student Support Services and how students are made aware of them
  2. Utilization of its context as a learning environment
  3. Academic Resources and how they are utilized by students

Required Exemplars

  • A complete description of services provided to students in need of support
  • A complete description of Academic Resources 
  • A presentation on the unique components of the center as a learning environment, with examples of how these impact student learning

Additional Exemplars

  • Student survey/interview data and analysis
  • Interview or focus group data and analysis 


The comment period concluded on March 31, 2018. The work groups is now analyzing your feedback in preparation for its May meeting.