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* Quality              
* Experience
* Friendly
* Low Cost
* Excellence
* Training
* Acceptance
* Brainstorming
* Strategies  
* Globalization
* Synergy
* Affordability
* Recognition

* Ethics


Selected words that explain why you should choose the
International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc.

Quality: noun, plural qual·i·ties, 1 a: peculiar and essential character b: an inherent feature, 2 a: degree of excellence
    The International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc. was founded to make quality accreditation available to all Christian educational institutions from K-12 through seminary no matter how new or how low a budget they work with.

Experience: noun, 1 a: direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge b: the fact or state of having been affected by or gained knowledge through direct observation or participation  2 a: practical knowledge, skill, or practice derived from direct observation of or participation in events or in a particular activity b: the length of such participation <has 10 years' experience in the job>
    At ICAAI we have had years of experience which included observation and participation in Christian education. We have a vision to use this experience to help any institute of higher learning become better in what they do. We do not have all the answers, but we have an experience base from which to draw.

Friendly: adjective, 1: of, relating to, or befitting a friend: as a: showing kindly interest and goodwill b: not hostile <a friendly merger offer>; c: cheerful, comforting <the friendly glow of the fire> 2: serving a beneficial or helpful purpose 3: easy to use or understand
    You will find the staff at ICAAI friendly when you call or when you need help. Most of the time the phones are answered by a real person, not an automated computer. We try to offer cheerful and comforting solutions
when you have questions or problems. We are glad to have a part in making your vision a success.

Low Cost: noun, 1 a: the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something : price b: the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object
    The cost of becoming a member of ICAAI is below most other accrediting body. The reason? The
International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry. We did not set up the organization to become wealthy, but to share our knowledge and expertise at the lowest cost available.

Excellence: noun, 1. the quality of being excellent : excellent: adjective 1: archaic : superior 2: very good of its kind : eminently good : first-class
    Excellence is a rather hard word to define properly. As an adjective, excellent gives description to noun. The goals and visions of ICAAI are excellent source of help to a struggling or successful institution. We believe excellence is necessary when it comes to the things of God. God is not satisfied with second-rate.

Training: noun, 1 a: the act, process, or method of one that trains b: the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains
    ICAAI is one of the few accrediting bodies that offers extensive training at the accrediting facilities. We conduct training in the ICAAI offices in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. This not only saves you money, it gives us better access to training materials, personnel and offers a friendly, causal and informative setting. You do not have the expense of bringing representatives to your facility. Some say good accrediting is not possible without an on-site visit, but we have found that excellent training can be done away from the home site.

Acceptance:  noun, 1: an agreeing either expressly or by conduct to the act or offer of another so that a contract is concluded and the parties become legally bound 2: the quality or state of being accepted or acceptable
    If your are accepted by the International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc. you have made your first step toward being accepted in the educational community. There is a brotherhood in Christian education. That brotherhood is kindled by good theology and acceptance in the arena of quality services being provided. You may put out the thousands of dollars and years of effort to become regionally accredited, but when you are finished, what have you gained. You have gained acceptance by the secular community, but would you rather be accepted in the worldly arena or in God's family?

Brainstorming: noun, a group problem-solving technique that involves the spontaneous contribution of ideas from all members of the group; also : the mulling over of ideas by one or more individuals in an attempt to devise or find a solution to a problem
    At ICAAI, brainstorming is a part of the planning stages. We work together to bring new ideas, new techniques and new technology to the Christian education field. We not only brainstorm here in Siloam Springs, we ask for your impute, your ideas and suggestions to make ICAAI better. Ideas are put on the table, discussed and doing so we reap a harvest of quality innovations. ICAAI is not a one-man operation with one man's ideas.

Strategies: noun, 1 a: a careful plan or method : a clever stratagem b: the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal 2: an adaptation or complex of adaptations 
    Good success requires good strategy. ICAAI carefully plans its steps. Policies and procedures are not suggested or required out of random ideas, but out of good strategy based upon the governing laws and regulations. Our strategy is to operate efficiently and successfully without compromising good Christain-like character.

Globalization:  noun, : the act or process of globalizing : the state of being globalized; especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy
    The International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc. was conceived to be a global institution. Our goal is to provide guidelines toward good Christian educational world-wide. We are happy to provide accreditation to any Christian institution that chooses to follow high standards and offer the best in training. Since our bottom line is not to make money, we even work with educators in third-world countries.

Synergy: noun, 1: synergism; broadly : combined action or operation 2: a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements (as resources or efforts)
    ICAAI operates with the input of various elements. The old saying and possible cliché, "two heads are better than one" is still a truth. The more people we can combine with, the better the outcome. Synergism is the key word to mutual success.

Affordability: transitive verb, 1 a: to manage to bear without serious detriment <you can't afford to neglect your health> b: to be able to bear the cost of <can't afford to be out of work long> <able to afford a new car> 2: to make available, give forth
    There is a difference between low-cost and affordability. It is possible for something to have a low-cost and yet not be affordable. Although our services are low-cost, we work with candidate schools to make them affordable. We do this by setting up payment plans that you can live with. Our desire it to proved quality accreditation without becoming a financial burden. Of course, it takes money to operate, but we can certainly do our part to work with any quality institution.

Recognition: noun, 1: the action of recognizing : the state of being recognized: as a: acknowledgment; especially : formal acknowledgment of the political existence of a government or nation
    In the Christian education community it is important to be recognized. Competition is great and those who are quickly recognizable are in the loop. ICAAI is a relatively new accrediting body, therefore, is not as well known as some, but we are becoming recognized for quality accreditation - not just a body that shuffles papers and collects fees.

Ethics: noun, 1 the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation 2 a: a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values <the present-day materialistic ethic> <an old-fashioned work ethic> —often used in plural but singular or plural in construction <an elaborate ethics> <Christian ethics> b plural but sing or plural in constr : the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group <professional ethics> c: a guiding philosophy d: a consciousness of moral importance <forge a conservation ethic>
    "Ethics" is a little word with a big meaning. Ethics, sadly enough, has become second in a cross-section of today's society. Ethics is a lifetime job. It means being upright in dealings, fair in business and equal in distribution of a product of service. The International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc. was conceived on the premise that God not only desires ethics in our dealings, He requires it.


The Next Step

    If you are interested in becoming an accredited member of the International Commission on Academic Accreditation, contact us by postal or E-mail or call us and we will sent you our brochure of requirements and an application.

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