Addressing the Standards for Accreditation will take advantage of Brown’s existing structures for campus representation in major areas of University decision-making while also ensuring that there will be full opportunity for broader input from all members of the Brown community.

Under the overall guidance of the Steering Committee, the initial work of generating responses to each Standard will be organized in one of three ways:

The following table notes the committees and advisory groups that will be associated with each Standard. Where no committee or advisory group is listed, the Steering Committee will serve as the initial forum for discussion.

Accreditation Standard

Committee/Advisory Group

1. Mission and Purposes


2. Planning and Evaluation


3.  Organization and Governance

Corporation Governance and Nominating Committee; Faculty Executive Committee (re: faculty governance)

4. Academic Program


    a. Assuring Academic Quality

Academic Priorities Committee

    b. Undergraduate Program/ General Education/Major or Concentration

College Curriculum Council

   c. Graduate Programs

Graduate Council

   d. Integrity in Award of Academic Credit

Special Committee

5. Students


   a. Admissions


   b. Student Services/Co-Curricular Experience

Campus Life Advisory Board

6. Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Special Committee

7.  Institutional Resources


   a. Human Resources

Human Resources Advisory Board

   b. Financial Resources

University Resources Committee

   c. Information Resources

Library Advisory Board

   d. Physical Resources

Capital Planning Committee

   e. Technological Resources

IT Advisory Board

8. Educational Effectiveness

Academic Priorities Committee; College Curriculum Committee; Graduate Council

9.  Integrity, Transparency, Public Disclosure


As committees are formed and adapted, this website will be updated to provide complete information on membership.

As noted in more detail in the following Timeline, the material generated in this stage of the process will be assembled into a first draft document that will be iteratively developed with input from the governance organizations for major campus constituencies (faculty, students, staff), through public forums and online comment, and ultimately discussion with the Corporation.

  1. Existing representative committees (sometimes adapted or augmented with additional members for this purpose)
  2. Specially created committees for areas that are not served by an existing representative committee
  3. Drafts produced by responsible administrative offices, generally including consultation with advisory committees if available