Who Benefits from Accreditation?
The accreditation process of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences provides a valuable service to the public, students, institutions, programs, and the profession. Specifically,
- the public can be assured that AAFCS-accredited programs are evaluated extensively and conform to the expectations of the profession;
- students can identify programs that meet their chosen profession’s standards for a quality education;
- institutions of higher education and their family and consumer sciences programs benefit from the self-evaluation and program improvement provided by the accreditation process and earn credibility; and
- the profession benefits from crucial input into the standards established for its future professionals.