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ACEND Ad-Hoc Panel for Appeals

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 one educator, practitioner, and public member. In addition, at least one educator or practitioner member must have administrative experience as a program director in nutrition and dietetics. The Ad-Hoc Panel for Appeals is selected from the following pool of individuals:

  • The past chair in good standing who most recently stepped down from the ACEND® board (the immediate past chair)
  • The past chair in good standing who precedes the immediate past chair
  • A past Program Representative, who is an educator from the same program type as the program making the appeal, who has administrative experience as a program director in nutrition and dietetics
  • A past Program Representative who is a practitioner
  • A past public member