mission and policies
the academy of strategic and entrepreneurial leadership serves students and their families, colleges and universities, sponsoring bodies, governments, employers and the general public by promoting academic quality through formal recognition of baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs in leadership or entrepreneurship which are of high quality and which meet academy standards for recognition.
academy standards advance academic quality, accountability and continuous improvement by ensuring that accredited institutions:
have non-discrimination policies that prohibit discrimination toward faculty, students or staff on any basis;
have an institutional mission which emphasizes student achievement and high expectations for teaching, learning, research, and service;
have standards for ensuring achievement and quality of teaching, learning, research and service;
have standards that assure accountability through consistent, clear, and coherent communication to the public and the higher education community about the results of educational efforts; and,
have plans and practices which foster continuous improvement of programs, and activities that anticipate and address the need for change and which stress student achievement.
the academy is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors selected from among leadership and entrepreneurship specialists nominated by member institutions and knowledgeable members of the public. it embraces the concept of advancing quality assurance and self-regulation through accreditation. programmatic accreditation is open only to degree granting institutions and the academy assures the academic quality of candidate programs through standards, policies, and procedures that address appropriate rigor, degree nomenclature, and at the undergraduate level, a general education program designed to ensure breadth of knowledge and at all levels, advanced intellectual inquiry. recognition will be determined in accordance with established accreditation standards and rules of good practice that ensure fair treatment, promotion and maintenance of academic quality, and respect for institutional autonomy.