The timelines and supporting materials for a program under review differ depending on the classification of the program as either accredited or non-accredited. To be an allowed accredited program for the Pittsburg State University program review process, the accreditation must meet all of the following:
- Accrediting body: recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or, benchmarked in use at other major universities;
- Accreditation is directly related to a specific degree program (discipline specific);
- Accreditation has significance to the reputation and continuation of the program; and
- Accreditation process includes: a comprehensive self-study, a site visit, assessment criteria as a core component, and a comprehensive feedback mechanism.
Programs not meeting these criteria follow the non-accredited path for program review.