The ACEND® Ad-Hoc Panel for Appeals is a decision-making body that is independent from the ACEND® board and reviews accreditation decisions to withdraw, suspend, revoke, deny or terminate candidacy or full accreditation from a program. An Ad Hoc Panel is only assembled if a program has received an adverse accreditation action, and it has made a formal request for an appeal of the decision.
Appeals Panel Membership:
The core composition of an ACEND® decision making body must include at least an academic, an educator, a practitioner and a public member. In addition, at least one academic or educator must have administrative experience as a program director in a nutrition and dietetics program. The appeals panel may not include past members of the ACEND® Board that took part in the initial adverse action. The Ad-Hoc Panel for Appeals is selected from the following pool of individuals.