In a 3- to 5-page paper, use the background readings to discuss the primary factors to consider in academic program development and the role of accreditation in the process. First, identify at least three factors to consider in the development of a new academic program. Next, identify the Regional Accrediting Organization that oversees the region of your current work site, and briefly describe the requirements for submission of a proposal. In conclusion, discuss the importance of academic program development and accreditation in your current, or future, role as an educational leader.
Assignment-Driven Criteria: Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.
Critical Thinking/Application to Professional Practice: Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem, and careful consideration of experts or research in the field of educational leadership. Module content and concepts are thoroughly and thoughtfully analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented and applied to professional practice in an exceptional manner.
Scholarly Writing: Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication at the doctoral level.
Quality of References and Assignment Organization: Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content from the module readings or other sources to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic, and shape the whole work.
Citing Sources: Demonstrates mastery applying APA formatting standards to both in-text citations and the reference list.