STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
University Center / LIU Post
700-720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, NY 11548-1327
Phone: (516) 299-2501; Fax: (516) 299-2590
www.liu.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 13068 Undergraduate; 6963 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Certificate (>=1 year, < 2 years), Associate's, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctor's - Professional Practice, Doctor's - Research/Scholarship;
Distance Education Programs: Fully Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics; Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education; American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Other Accreditors: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; American Art Therapy Association; Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling; American Library Association - Association for Library and Information Science Education; Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant; American Society of Exercise Physiologists; Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Commission on Accreditation of Health Information and Information Management Education; Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; Council of Social Work Education; National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science; National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: LIU Brentwood, Brentwood, NY; LIU Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY; LIU Hudson at Rockland, Orangeburg, NY; LIU Hudson at Westchester, Purchase, NY; LIU Riverhead, Riverhead, NY; Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY
Additional Locations: Baldwin School District, Baldwin High School, Baldwin, NY; Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, NY; Cold Spring Harbor School District, Cold Spring Harbor, NY; Developmental Disabilities, Inc., Smithtown, NY; District 26, PS 46 in Bayside, Bayside, NY; District 26, PS 74, Queens 10 Cohort, MS Q074, Bayside, NY  (ANYA); East Meadow, East Meadow, NY; Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Patchogue, NY; Great Neck School District, Great Neck, NY; Half Hollow Hills School District, Dix Hills, NY; Helping Hands Children's Services, Cold Spring Harbor, NY; Herricks School District, New Hyde Park, NY; Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY; Lyceum Kennedy, New York, NY; Lynbrook School District, Lynbrook, NY; Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Middletown Teacher Center, Middletown, NY; Nassau BOCES, Garden City, NY; Nassau County Department of Social Services, Uniondale, NY; Nassau County Dept. of Probation, Mineola, NY; Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY; New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), Flushing, NY; New York Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Consortium, New York, NY; New York University, New York, NY; North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Institute of Nursing, New Hyde Park, NY; North Shore School District, Glen Head, NY; Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY; NYC Dept. of Citywide Admin. Services, New York, NY; Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, NY; Queens Central Library, Jamaica, NY; Ridgewood/Bushwick Extension Center, Brooklyn, NY; Rye School District, Rye, NY  (ANYA); Scarsdale School District, Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY; Southampton School District, Peconic Teacher Center, Southampton High School, Southampton, NY; Steiner Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Brentwood, NY; The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY; United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Upper Hudson Library System, Albany, NY; Washingtonville, Washingtonville, NY; West Chester Library System, Ossining, NY; West Islip H.S., West Islip, NY; Westwin - Westbury & Baldwin School District, Old Westbury, NY
Other Instructional Sites: AIFS - Charles University, Ovocny trh 3-5, 11636 Prague 1, Czech Republic; AIFS - Richmond University, Queens Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6TP, England; AIFS - Richmond University, Piazza Sant' Andrea Della Valle, 6, 00186 Rome, Italy; AIFS - St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Politekhnicheskaya ulitsa, 29, St. Petersburg 195251, Russia; AIFS - University of Salzburg, Ignaz-Harrer-Strase 79, 5020 Salzberg, Austria; API - Centre Universitaira D'Etudes Francais, 1491 rue des Résidences, 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, Grenoble 3, France; API - John Cabot University, Via della Lungara, 233, 00165 Rome, Italy; API - Lorenzo de' Medici, Via Faenza, 43, Florence, Italy; API - Lorenzo de' Medici, Via XX, Settembre 4, 00187 Rome, Italy; API - Pompeu Fabra University, Plaça de la Mercè, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain; API - University Autonoma of Barcelona, Placa Civica, Sardanola del Valles, Barcelona 08193, Spain; API - University College, Belfield, Dublin, 4, Ireland; API - University of Salamanca, Patio de Escuelas Mayores, 1, 37008 Salamanca, Spain; API - University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland; API - University of the Arts, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY, England; Australearn - Bond University, 14 University Dr., Robina, QLD 4226, Australia; Australearn - Griffith University, Parklands Dr., Southport, QLD 4222, Australia; Australearn - LaTrobe University, Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia; Australearn - University of Newcastle, University Dr., Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia; Babylon High School, Babylon, NY; Bel Canto Institute - La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Via Bufalini 3 IT, 50122 Florence, Italy; Bellport High School, Brookhaven, NY; Bethpage High School, Bethpage, NY; Bridgehampton High School, Bridgehampton, NY; CEA - Florence Center, Via De Brunelleschi, 50123 Florence, Italy; Centereach High School, Centereach, NY; CET - University of Florence, Piazza di San Marco, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy; Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY; CIEE - East China Normal University, 3663 N. Zhongshan Rd., Shanghai 200062, China; CIEE - Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan; CIEE - Uppsala University, S:t Olofsgatan 10B, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden; CISabroad - Barcelona International College, Diputación 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain; CISabroad - Florence University of the Arts, Corso Tintori 21, 50122 Florence, Italy; CISabroad - University of Barcelona, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona, Spain; CISabroad - University San Ignacio de Loyola, Av La Fontana 550, Lima, Peru; Commack High School, Commack, NY; Connetquot High School, Bohemia, NY; Division Avenue High School, Levittown, NY; Earl L. Vandermuelen High School, Port Jefferson, NY; East Meadow High School, East Meadow, NY; Eastport - South Manor High School, Manorville, NY; Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY; Farmingdale High School, Farmingdale, NY; Floral Park Memorial High School, Floral Park, NY; Freeport High School, Freeport, NY; G.W. Hewlett High School, Hewlett, NY; GlobaLinks - Freie University, Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18, 14195 Berlin, Germany; GlobaLinks - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 Yuk Choi Rd., Hung Hom, Hong Kong; GlobaLinks - International College of Management, 151 Darley Road, Manley, Sydney NSW 2095, Australia; GlobaLinks - James Cook University, 600 Upper Thomson Rd., 574421, Singapore; GlobaLinks - Macquarie University, Balaclava Rd, North Ryde NSW 2109, Australia; GlobaLinks - University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia; GlobaLinks - University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, Hong Kong; GlobaLinks - University of Queensland, Sir Fred Schonell Dr., St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia; GlobaLinks - University of Seville, Calle San Fernando, 4, Seville 41004, Spain; GlobaLinks - University of Tasmania, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Hobart TAS 7005, Australia; Greenport H.S., Greenport, NY; H. Frank Carey High School, Franklin Square, NY; Half Hollow Hills East High School, Dix Hills, NY; Half Hollow Hills West High School, Dix Hills, NY; Harborfields High School, Greenlawn, NY; Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge, NY; Hicksville High School, Hicksville, NY; IES Abroad - Sabanci University, University Caddesi No. 27, Istanbul 34956, Turkey; IES Abroad - Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, 99 Shangda Rd., Baoshan, Shanghai, China; Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY; Islip High School, Islip, NY; J.F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY; Jericho High School, Jericho, NY; Kellenberg Memorial High School, Uniondale, NY; Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, NY; Macarthur H.S., Levittown, NY; Massapequa High School, Massapequa, NY; Mid Sweden University, Holmgatan 10, Sundsvall, Sweden; Mt. Sinai High School, Mt. Sinai, NY; National University of Ireland, University Road, Galway, Ireland; New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Hew Hyde Park, NY; Newfield High School, Selden, NY; Northport High School, Northport, NY; Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY; Plainedge High School, North Massapequa, NY; Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, NY; Regent's University, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS, England; Sachem High School - East, Farmingville, NY; Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY; School of Fine Arts, Via Borgo Santa Croce 8, 50122 Florence, Italy; Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY; Seaford High School, Seaford, NY; Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, NY; Shelter Island High School, Shelter Island, NY; SIT - Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, P.O.Box 661, Arusha, Tanzania; South Side High School, Rockville Centre, NY; St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington, NY; Syosset High School, Syosset, NY; Tel Aviv University, Haim Levanon St. 55, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel; Temple University, 2-8-12 Minamiazabu, Minato, Tokyo 106-0047, Japan; The City College of NY - National University of February the Third, 2736, 1674, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Portledge School, Locust Valley, NY; Valley Stream Central High School, Valley Stream, NY; Valley Stream North High School, Franklin Square, NY; Valley Stream South High School, Valley Stream, NY; W.T. Clarke High School, Westbury, NY; Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY; Wantagh High School, Wantagh, NY; Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY; West Babylon High School, West Babylon, NY; Westhampton Beach High School, Westhampton Beach, NY
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1955
Last Reaffirmed: June 27, 2013

Most Recent Commission Action:
April 28, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at District 26, PS 74, Queens 10 Cohort, MS Q074, 61-15 Oceania Street, Bayside, NY 11364 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution of the pending site visit to the branch campus in Brentwood, NY. To further remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2015, should document (1) implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that includes clearly stated unit level goals and is linked to budget and planning (Standard 2); and (2) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve achievement of unit level goals and plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
June 27, 2013: To reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2015, documenting (1) implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that includes clearly stated unit level goals and is linked to budget and planning (Standard 2); and (2) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve achievement of unit level goals and plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due November 1, 2018.
January 2, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Rye School District, Rye High School, 1 Parsons Street, Rye, NY 10580 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this location. In the event that operations at this additional location do not commence within one calendar year from approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2015, should document (1) implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that includes clearly stated unit level goals and is linked to budget and planning (Standard 2); and (2) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve achievement of unit level goals and plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
March 3, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the reclassification of the instructional site at Southampton School District, Peconic Teacher Center, Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
March 3, 2014: To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally approve the relocation of the branch campus from 100 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717 to Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717 and to include the new location of the branch campus within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit to the branch campus within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the progress report, due April 1, 2015, should document (1) implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that includes clearly stated unit level goals and is linked to budget and planning (Standard 2); and (2) a documented, organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve achievement of unit level goals and plans (Standard 7). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: August 22, 2014

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A location of an institution that is geographically apart and independent of the main campus of the institution. The location is independent if the location: offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority.

Additional Location - A location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of an educational program. ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location.

Other Instructional Sites - A location, other than a branch campus or additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

EXPLANATION OF COMMISSION ACTIONS

An institution's accreditation continues unless it is explicitly withdrawn or the institution voluntarily allows its accreditation to lapse. In addition to reviewing the institution's accreditation status at least every 5 years, the Commission takes actions to approve substantive changes (such as a new degree or certificate level, opening or closing of a geographical site, or a change of ownership) or when other events occur that require review for continued compliance.

Any type of report or visit required by the Commission is reviewed and voted on by the Commission. Reports submitted for candidacy, self-study evaluation, periodic review or follow-up may be accepted, acknowledged, or rejected.

The Commission “Accepts” a report when its quality, thoroughness, and clarity are sufficient to respond to all of the Commission’s concerns, without requiring additional information in order to assess the institution’s status.

The Commission “Documents receipt of” a letter or report when it addresses the Commission’s concerns only partially because the letter or report had limited institutional responses to requested information, did not present evidence and analysis conducive to Commission review, were of insufficient quality, or necessitated extraordinary effort by the Commission’s representatives and staff performing the review. Relevant reasons for not accepting the letter or report are noted in the action. The Commission may or may not require additional information in order to assess the institution’s status.

The Commission “Rejects” a letter or report when its quality or substance are insufficient to respond appropriately to the Commission’s concerns. The Commission requires the institution to resubmit the report and may request a visit at its discretion. These terms may be used for any action (reaffirm, postpone, warn, etc.).

Types of Follow-Up Reports:

Accreditation Readiness Report (ARR): The institution prepares an initial Accreditation Readiness Report during the application phase and continually updates it throughout the candidacy process. It is for use both by the institution and the Commission to present and summarize documented evidence and analysis of the institution’s current or potential compliance with the Commission’s accreditation standards.

Progress Report: The Commission needs assurance that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of a report or on-site visit.

Monitoring Report: There is a potential for the institution to become non-compliant with MSCHE standards; issues are more complex or more numerous; or issues require a substantive, detailed report. A visit may or may not be required. Monitoring reports are required for non-compliance actions.

Supplemental Information Report: This report is intended only to allow the institution to provide further information, not to give the institution time to formulate plans or initiate remedial action. This report is required when a decision is postponed. The Commission may request a supplemental information report at any time during the accreditation cycle.

Commendations:

Periodically, the Commission may include commendations to the institution within the action language. There are three commendations. More than one commendation may be given at the same time:

To commend the institution for the quality of the [Self-Study or PRR] report. The document itself was notably well-written, honest, insightful, and/or useful.

To commend the institution for the quality of its [Self-Study or PRR] process. The Self-Study process was notably inclusive.

To recognize the institution's progress to date. This is recognition for institutions that had serious challenges or problems but have made significant progress.

Affirming Actions

Grant Candidate for Accreditation Status: This is a pre-accreditation status following a specified process for application and institutional self-study. For details about the application process, see the MSCHE publication, Becoming Accredited. The U.S. Department of Education labels Candidacy as “Pre-accreditation” and defines it as the status of public recognition that an accrediting agency grants to an institution or program for a limited period of time that signifies the agency has determined that the institution or program is progressing toward accreditation but is not assured of accreditation) before the expiration of that limited period of time. Upon a grant of candidate for accreditation status, the institution may be asked to submit additional Accreditation Readiness Reports until it is ready to initiate self study.

Grant Accreditation: The Commission has acted to grant accreditation to a Candidate institution and does not require the submission of a written report prior to the next scheduled accreditation review in five years.

Grant Accreditation and request a Progress Report or Monitoring Report: The Commission has acted to grant accreditation to a Candidate institution but requires the submission of a written report prior to the next scheduled accreditation review to ensure that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of the report or on-site visit.

Reaffirm Accreditation via Self Study or Periodic Review Report: The Commission has acted to reaffirm accreditation and does not require the submission of a written report prior to the next scheduled accreditation review in five years. The action language may include recommendations to be addressed in the next Periodic Review Report or Self Study. Suggestions for improvement are given, but no written follow-up reporting is needed for compliance.

Reaffirm Accreditation via Self Study or Periodic Review Report and request a Progress Report or Monitoring Report: The Commission has acted to reaffirm accreditation but requires the submission of a written report prior to the next scheduled accreditation review to ensure that the institution is carrying out activities that were planned or were being implemented at the time of the report or on-site visit.

Administrative Actions

Continue Accreditation: A delay of up to one year may be granted to ensure a current and accurate representation of the institution or in the event of circumstances beyond the institution’s control (natural disaster, U.S. State Department travel warnings, etc.). The institution maintains its status with the Commission during this period.

Procedural Actions

Defer a decision on initial accreditation: The Candidate institution shows promise but the evaluation team has identified issues of concern and recommends that the institution be given a specified time period to address those concerns. Institutions may not stay in candidacy more than 5 years.

Postpone a decision on (reaffirmation of) accreditation: The Commission has determined that there is insufficient information to substantiate institutional compliance with one or more standards. The Commission requests a supplemental information report.

Voluntary Lapse of Accreditation: The institution has allowed its accreditation to lapse by not completing required obligations. The institution is no longer a member of the Commission upon the determined date that accreditation will cease.

Non-Compliance Actions

Warning: A Warning indicates that an institution has been determined by the Commission not to meet one or more standards for accreditation. A follow-up report, called a monitoring report, is required to demonstrate that the institution has made appropriate improvements to bring itself into compliance.

Probation: Probation indicates that an institution has been determined by the Commission not to meet one or more standards for accreditation and is an indication of a serious concern on the part of the Commission regarding the level and/or scope of non-compliance issues related to the standards. The Commission will place an institution on Probation if the Commission is concerned about one or more of the following:

  1. the adequacy of the education provided by the institution;
  2. the institution’s capacity to make appropriate improvements in a timely fashion; or
  3. the institution’s capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation is often, but need not always be, preceded by an action of Warning or Postponement. If the Commission had previously postponed a decision or placed the institution on Warning, the Commission may place the institution on Probation if it determines that the institution has failed to address satisfactorily the Commission’s concerns in the prior action of postponement or warning regarding compliance with Commission standards. This action is accompanied by a request for a monitoring report, and a special visit follows. Probation may, but need not always, precede an action of Show Cause.

By federal regulation, the Commission must take immediate action to withdraw accreditation if an institution is out of compliance with accreditation standards for two years, unless the time is extended for good cause.

Show Cause: An institution is asked to demonstrate why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. A written report from the institution (including a teach out plan) and a follow-up team visit are required. The institution has the opportunity to appear before the Commission when the Commission meets to consider the institution's Show Cause status. Show Cause may occur during or at the end of the two-year Probation period, or at any time the Commission determines that an institution must demonstrate why its accreditation should not be withdrawn (i.e. Probation is not a necessary precursor to Show Cause).

Adverse Actions

Withdrawal of Accreditation: An institution’s candidate or accredited status is withdrawn and with it, membership in the association. If the institution appeals this action, its accreditation remains in effect until the appeal is completed.

Denial of Accreditation: An institution is denied initial accreditation because it does not meet the Commission’s requirements of affiliation or accreditation standards during the period allowed for candidacy. If the institution appeals this action, its candidacy remains in effect until the appeal is completed.

Appeal: The withdrawal or denial of candidacy or accreditation may be appealed. Institutions remain accredited (or candidates for accreditation) during the period of the appeal.

Other actions are described in the Commission policy, "Range of Commission Actions on Accreditation."