What are the CAP Quality Standards?
In this day of multiple delivery methods, the use of time alone to document achievement of a degree has long passed. Many innovative programs and organizations, including Prior Learning Assessment and the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning, have changed the way undergraduate and graduate degrees are earned. Accelerated and intensive delivery formats are just one more step in the progress toward using learning outcomes in a wide variety of ways to meet student needs. However, accelerated programs must operate at a high level of quality. Through research and documentation of best practice, the Council for Accelerated Programs (CAP) developed this model, in collaboration with regional accrediting bodies, for use in self-assessment, for preparation for Accreditation Visits, and when reviewing accelerated programs in regard to integrity of the credit hour.