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): 13505 Undergraduate; 7116 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Master's - Larger Programs
Degrees Offered: 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; American Board of 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 on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Commission on Accreditation of 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 on Social Work Education; National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science; National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
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; 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 Univeristy, 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, Prague, Czech Republic; AIFS - Richmond University, London, England; AIFS - Richmond University, Rome, Italy; AIFS - University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; AIFS - University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; Amityville Memorial High School, Amityville, NY; API - Centre Universitaira D'Etudes Francais, Grenoble, France; API - John Cabot University, Rome, Italy; API - Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence, Italy; API - Lorenzo de' Medici, Rome, Italy; API - Pompeau Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain; API - University Autonoma of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; API - University College, Dublin, Ireland; API - University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain; API - University of the Arts, London, England; API - Westminster University, London, England; Australearn - Bond University, Robina, Australia; Australearn - Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia; Australearn - LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Australearn - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Australearn - University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia; Babylon High School, Babylon, NY; Bel Canto Institute - La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence, Italy; Bellport High School, Brookhaven, NY; Bethpage High School, Bethpage, NY; Bridgehampton High School, Bridgehampton, NY; Centereach High School, Centereach, NY; CET - University of Florence, Florence, Italy; Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY; CIEE - Freie University, Berlin, Germany; CIEE - Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; CIEE - Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; CIS Abroad - Barcelona International College, Barcelona, Spain; CIS Abroad - University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; 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, Berlin, Germany; GlobaLinks - International College of Management, Sydney, Australia; GlobaLinks - Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia; GlobaLinks - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong; GlobaLinks - University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 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 - Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, Shanghai, China; IES Abroad - University of Rochester, Freiburg, Germany; 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; Mittuniversitetet Sweden, Sundsvall, Sweden; Mt. Sinai High School, Mt. Sinai, NY; National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Hew Hyde Park, NY; Newfield High School, Selden, NY; Northport High School, Northport, NY; NYSUT, Riverhead, NY; Oceanside High School, Oceanside, NY; Plainedge High School, North Massapequa, NY; Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, NY; Regent's College, London, England; Sachem High School - East, Farmingville, NY; Sayville High School, West Sayville, NY; 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, Arusha, Tanzania; South Side High School, Rockville Centre, NY; St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington, NY; Syosset High School, Syosset, NY; Temple University, Tokyo, Japan; The City College of NY - Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Portledge School, Locust Valley, NY; University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland; USAC - Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies, Nagasaki, Japan; 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:
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.

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.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022 - 2023

Next Periodic Review Report: 2018

Date Printed: April 16, 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 suspended or removed. In addition to reviewing the institution's accreditation status at least every 5 years, actions are taken for substantive changes (such as a new degree or geographic 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 after it is completed.

In increasing order of seriousness, a report by an institution to the Commission may be accepted, acknowledged, or rejected.

Levels of Actions:

Grant or Re-Affirm Accreditation without follow-up

Defer a decision on initial accreditation: The 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.

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.

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.)

Recommendations to be addressed in the next Periodic Review Report: Suggestions for improvement are given, but no follow-up is needed for compliance.

Supplemental Information Report: This is required when a decision is postponed and are intended only to allow the institution to provide further information, not to give the institution time to formulate plans or initiate remedial action.

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.

Warning: The Commission acts to Warn an institution that its accreditation may be in jeopardy when the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and a follow-up report, called a monitoring report, is required to demonstrate that the institution has made appropriate improvements to bring itself into compliance. Warning indicates that the Commission believes that, although the institution is out of compliance, the institution has the capacity to make appropriate improvements within a reasonable period of time and the institution has the capacity to sustain itself in the long term.

Probation: The Commission places an institution on Probation when, in the Commission’s judgment, the institution is not in compliance with one or more Commission standards and that the non-compliance is sufficiently serious, extensive, or acute that it raises concern 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.

Suspend accreditation: Accreditation has been Continued for one year and an appropriate evaluation is not possible. This is a procedural action that would result in Removal of Accreditation if accreditation cannot be reaffirmed within the period of suspension.

Show cause why the institution's accreditation should not be removed: The institution is required to present its case for accreditation by means of a substantive report and/or an on-site evaluation. A "Public Disclosure Statement" is issued by the Commission.

Remove accreditation. If the institution appeals this action, its accreditation remains in effect until the appeal is completed.

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