The Commission has identified the following responsibilities for the ALO:
1. Serving as a primary recipient of Commission communications regarding the institution’s accreditation, in addition to the chief executive officer.
2 Disseminating information and answers questions about Commission policies and procedures for all audiences within the institution.
3. Staying current with Commission policies and procedures.
4. Providing oversight and direction for the institution’s Data Update Coordinator to ensure the currency, accuracy, and timeliness of information submitted to the Commission as part of the Annual Institutional Data Update (AIDU).
5. Providing oversight anddirection for the timely submission of substantive change requests and reports required by Commission policy.
6. Facilitating responses to Commission inquiries, including complaints referred by the Commission staff to the chief executive officer.
7. Maintaining the institution’s file of official documents and reports related to the institution’s relationship with the Commission. Such files are often kept in the president’s office.
8. Providing comments to the Commission as requested in its consideration of proposed policies, procedures, and issues affecting the accreditation relationship.
9. Ensuring that any changes in basic institutional information are reported to the Commission.
10. Ensuring that the institution meets its financial obligations to the Commission through the timely payment of dues and fees.