“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker

EDaccerelated is committed to helping your institution examine its efficiencies and explore educational and operational practices that will make the institution effective.

Our focus

Accelerated institutional effectiveness for colleges and universities.
Institutional Advancement

EDaccelerated collaborates with your institution to strengthen and facilitate a culture of institutional effectiveness, targeting these areas:

Evaluation and Assessment

Continuous Improvement

Quality Teaching and Learning

Planning and Budgeting

Governance

Student Services

Accreditation & Compliance

Assisting institutions in the complexities of changing accreditation types (from national to regional accreditation)

Addressing weakness that threaten institutional and programmatic accreditation

Ensuring Federal and State compliance

Positioning a college for institutional change: Creation of branch campuses, new degree levels for an institution, and new academic program offerings

Additional requirements multi-campus institutions face

Specialized Services Offered

Prior Learning Assessment

IPEDS Reporting

Grant Writing

Interim Placements

Professional Development

Human Resources

Strategic Enrollment Management

Carl D. Perkins Grant Management & Compliance

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About US

This is a trying time for both educational accreditors and institutions of higher education as they both work to meet accountability requirements for their respective constituents. EDaccelerated has a long track record of assisting institutions with addressing their accreditation needs, including research universities, public universities and colleges, as well as private and for-profit institutions as they work to strengthen and overcome institutional and programmatic accreditation issues.

OUR MISSION
EDaccelerated’s mission is to assist institutions of higher learning with improved processes, operations and culture that impact institutional effectiveness and accreditation. We are dedicated to a collaborative approach that engages the extensive experience of our team with the talents and uniqueness of the client. By leveraging a plethora of company-developed resources, initiatives, and tools, EDaccelerated will help institutions of higher learning achieve excellence in institutional effectiveness and accreditation.

  • In 2015, only 26% of a sample of chief academic officers says their institutions are very effective in using data to inform campus decision-making.

    Jaschik, S. & Lederman, D. (2015a). 2015 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/booklet/2015-surveycollege-and-university-presidents.

  • Of institutions sanctioned by regional accreditors from 2010 to 2015, 92% were still on sanctions one year later, or had withdrawn their accreditation.

    Flores, A. (2016). Watching the watchdogs: A look at what happens when accreditors sanction college. Center for American Progress. Washington, D.C.

  • In 2014, 43% of institutions visited by HLC must participate in follow up reporting or host a Focus Visit related to Academic Assessment.

    2015 HLC Annual Conference. Chicago, IL

Our Team

We provide experienced professionals who have proven track records in making a positive difference for institutions.
DEBRA K SMITH, Ed.D.
DEBRA K SMITH, Ed.D.
Co-Founder
Debra Smith has 30 years of experience in higher education, with more than fifteen helping multi-campus institutions strengthen their accreditation, assessment, strategic planning and governance practices as a Chief Academic Officer, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, and Campus Director.
Judy Holmes, Ed.D.
Judy Holmes, Ed.D.
Co-Founder
Experienced president of a multi-campus institution, Dr. Holmes provides a robust knowledge of all aspects of higher education administration, with particular emphasis on strategic management, budgeting, enrollment management, and operational efficiencies.

Testimonials

Institutions We Have Served

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  • KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

    Provide consultation on strengthening marketing, admissions and enrollment practices

    KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
  • OTTAWA UNIVERSITY

    Provided consultation on data types and collection to ensure evidence-based decision making for HLC criteria

    Developed model for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness

    OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
  • BAKER UNIVERSITY

    Provided review and recommendations for evaluation of Prior Learning Assessment program

    BAKER UNIVERSITY
  • FRIENDS UNIVERSITY

    Provided consultation for the University’s response to HLC findings on governance concerns

    Designed online curriculum for Prior Learning Assessment Program

    Developed curriculum for various courses and degree programs

    FRIENDS UNIVERSITY
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – Kansas City

    Provided consultation and review of HLC self-study document

    THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – Kansas City
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

    Provided consultation on data types and collection to ensure evidence-based decision making for NCATE

    Provided consultation on evaluation of Trio programs and recommendations for continuous improvement

    THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
  • NEOSHO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Developed business and industry curriculum and partnerships

    Developed curriculum for continuing education workshops

    NEOSHO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • KANSAS AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Now Washburn Institute of Technology)

    Provided consultation as the school sought regional accreditation

    Developed business and industry training curriculum

    KANSAS AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Now Washburn Institute of Technology)
  • PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Design and deliver faculty development seminars

    PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • ALLEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Created faculty development seminars

    Developed course and program curriculum

    ALLEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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