1A1. Agency Name:
The (Connecticut) Office of 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.):
The (Connecticut) Office of Higher Education is a state executive agency and is led by an Executive Director who is appointed by the Governor. The Office is responsible for the licensure and accreditation of academic programs offered by independent and out-of-state degree-granting postsecondary institutions. In addition, the Office regulates non-degree-granting institutions such as occupational and hospital-based occupational schools.
1A3. Agency Contact - Please review and correct as necessary the contact information below:
1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process:
Director of Academic Affairs
Office of Higher Education
1B. Links - Please provide web links to your agency home page, the regulations pertaining to authorization, and any other links important for understanding your agency’s responsibility for authorization:
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:
The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education (www.ctregents.org) handles licensure and accreditation of public in-state institutions of higher learning.
1C2. If the division of responsibility among these agencies is not clear, please explain:
The remainder of this form is in reference to the responsibilities of the Office of Higher Education.
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