A.3.3 Accreditation by NVIT
Approved/revised: October 1995
Accreditation services will be made available to public and registered private postsecondary institutions only where providing such services is consistent with our Mission.
Accreditation will be available only for courses for which NVIT has an established equivalent course.
Following approval in principle from the President of NVIT and the Education Council, the relevant NVIT Department Head will review the proposed course outline from the delivering institution. The course outline should contain all the information normally required in NVIT course outlines, and clearly specify the NVIT course for which credit will be given.
In consultation with the course outline and the delivering institution, the NVIT Department Head will be required to approve the following:
- the proposed curriculum- the proposed delivery methodology, including the timeframe and format of the course and the planned instructional activities- the proposed methods of student evaluation, including the grading policy (which must be consistent with NVIT’s grading approach)- the resources available for the proposed course, including equipment, materials, facilities, library resources and student support systems- the proposed instructor and her/his credentials (ideally the Department Head should be included in the instructor selection process, at least to the level of resume review)- the course prerequisites.
The Department Head will agree with the delivering institution on a mechanism by which the delivery standards of the course will be monitored. This will at least include a regular monitoring of assignments and exams, including the review of marked assignments and exams, and the completion and submission to NVIT of an instructor and course evaluation in a format acceptable to the Department Head.
The fee for accreditation will consist of two components:
- a fee of $250 the first time a course is accredited; for each further offering of a previously-accredited course a fee of $100 will be payable.
- a one-time payment of the NVIT student application fee (currently $40) for a student the first time the student registers in an accredited course; there will be no further charge for that student to subsequently register in any accredited courses at NVIT.
Fees are non-refundable.
The delivering institution must be prepared to cover the cost of travel for the NVIT Department Head to visit once per course delivery.
For each accredited course the NVIT Registrar's Office will establish a unique course section. Registration and grading data will be provided to the Registrar's Office by the NVIT Department Head.
NVIT will issue standard transcripts and diplomas for students, which will be mailed to the delivering institution.
The delivering institution will be responsible for registering students (and providing data to NVIT), determining and collecting tuition fees, hiring of the instructor(s), and all aspects of course delivery. Individual students will not be expected to communicate directly with NVIT at any time.