UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITY of accreditation, evaluation, and assessment is a shared value for the ACPA Commissions for Administrative Leadership (CAL) and Assessment and Evaluation (CAE). These two commissions are dedicated to providing their constituents with tools to educate and guide the process of regional accreditation. This monograph offers a preliminary structure for student affairs educators on discussion and planning for active participation in assessment prior to the accreditation process, guiding the early development of the self study report, and leveraging the accreditation process.