Standard Eight: Prerequisites for Accreditation (for Pre-Accreditation evaluations only)
8.1 Each applicant must obtain any charter, licenses or approvals required for it to function as a
COM in the jurisdiction in which it intends to operate.
8.2 Each applicant must have a governing body, or be part of a higher education institution with
a governing body, which defines the mission of the institution and the intended COM.
8.3 Each governing body will adopt bylaws, or equivalent documents, which will:
8.3.1 Ensure that the governing body will be composed of persons with demonstrated
expertise required to implement the mission of the college.
8.3.2 Define responsibilities of the governing body, the administrative and academic
officers and the faculty and set forth the organizational structure of the COM; and
8.3.3 Satisfy such provisions as may be required by applicable law and regulations.