SHEEO State Authorization Surveys

Revision of Alabama Commission on Higher Education from Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:35

1A1. Agency Name: 
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
1A2. Agency Description - Please review the description below and revise as appropriate (e.g., state executive agency, agency with appointed board, department or division within agency, etc.): 

Under provisions of Ala. Code §16-5-10 (14) (1975), the Alabama Commission on Higher Education has programmatic jurisdiction over non-resident institutions defined as postsecondary institutions or corporations offering educational programs in Alabama with main campuses or headquarters located outside the state. Alabama is the only state within the United States where jurisdiction over private school licensure and programmatic review and approval of non-resident programs of higher education, postsecondary instruction is divided between two state agencies, the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education (authority for all private postsecondary institutions) and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (authority for all postsecondary institutions). To facilitate these dual agency assignments of responsibility, a Memorandum of Agreement between the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and the Commission provided for the integration of programmatic review of non-resident institutions with the licensure process.

1A3. Agency Contact - Please review and correct as necessary the contact information below: 

Elizabeth C. French
Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
334-242-2179
elizabeth.french@ache.alabama.gov

1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process: 

Same as above.

1C1. Other Agencies - According to our records, the following agencies also have responsibility for authorization in the state. Please correct, add to, or clarify this list of authorizing authorities as necessary. These agencies will also be requested to complete this survey: 
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education - Office of Private School Licensing Division Alabama Secretary of State
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
PROPERTY IN THE STATE
RECRUITING ACTIVITIES
THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS
ADVERTISING
EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE
OTHER