Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness Workshops and Services

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“The overall scope of the information was very thorough and I liked the format of the presentation.”

- August 2013 workshop participant

“Just learning how to navigate through the myriad of state documents was a tremendous help.”

- May 2013 workshop participant

“Most important to us was deciding where to start.  We are walking away with a plan of attack . . . the research tools are amazing and greatly appreciated.”

- May 2012 workshop participant

The Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness (AIE) team at Franklin University provides expert training and guidance on a variety of higher education systems and processes. From accreditation topics such as specialized accreditation and state authorization, to streamlined systems for assessment and teaching effectiveness, the AIE team can help to lead your institution to success in these areas.

State Authorization: Navigating the Chaos Workshop

Upcoming Workshops:

For upcoming workshop dates, please email:

Franklin University’s Main Campus
201 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 


Are you charged with managing the state authorization of distance education at your institution? Do you need help navigating the chaotic world of state regulations, federal updates, and the seemingly endless paperwork involved? Navigating the Chaos is a two-day workshop that provides hands-on instruction in managing the complexities of state authorization, tailored to your specific institution. With the guidance of Franklin University’s Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness professionals, you will gain the knowledge to:

  • Create a game plan to obtain and maintain state authorization for your unique institution
  • Interpret state statutes, regulations and administrative code regarding the authorization of distance education
  • Develop effective strategies to communicate key information to states, and to administrators at your institution
  • Obtain, manage, and organize the data essential to the achievement of state authorization for your institution.


$925/person (institutional team discounts available)
Includes: one-on-one consultation; templates for organization and presentations; breakfast & lunch provided on both workshop days.

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Other Services

Private consulting is available for schools desiring a more individualized approach to developing systems and processes for a wide variety of educational activities. Franklin University’s Accreditation & Institutional Effectiveness team provides consulting and expertise in multiple areas, including:

  • Regional and Specialized Accreditation
  • State Authorization
  • Organizational Structure to Support Accreditation, Authorization, and Licensure Practices and Processes
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation
  • Streamlined Registrar Processes and Functions
  • Curriculum Change Processes
  • Assessment
  • Teaching Effectiveness
  • Institutional Effectiveness/Institutional Research
  • Holistic Implementation of New Programs, Locations, and University Initiatives

Places to Stay Near Campus

Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capital Square
175 E Town St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215  
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Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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The Westin Columbus
310 S High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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