Standards review and development is an ongoing five-year process. The current cycle was begun in 2008 following the adoption of the 2008 Standards. The COA develops standards for accreditation through a consensus-building process that involves various communities of interest, including educators, students, and professionals in library and information studies. Throughout the standards-development process, the COA seeks, receives, and uses comments and suggestions from the communities of interest in both the United States and Canada.
View the revised (July 24, 2014)Â 2008-2014 Standards Review Plan Tentative Timeline (PDF format). It includes both a list of constituent groups that are contacted during comment collection and the dates of upcoming rounds of comment collection. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel that a particular group ought to be added as a constituent group.