Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Zaytuna College’s Path to Accreditation

12:15 – 1:15 PM
Session 13D
Room 26

In 1996, Zaytuna Institute was founded to educate the Muslim public about the texts and
traditions of Islam. The Institute evolved from community organization to seminary to undergraduate
liberal arts college in 2003 and 2009, respectively. In 2015, Zaytuna became the
first undergraduate Muslim college to be accredited in the United States, moving from the
stages of “eligibility” to “initial accreditation” in record time. A key aspect of accreditation
is a process of self-assessment, which Zaytuna has embraced as an integral part of Muslim
practice. Come hear the story of this historic success from Zaytuna’s founders, faculty, and
executive team, and engage them on their long-term vision for Muslim education in America.

Speakers: Colleen Keyes, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, Mahan Mirza

Moderator: Sumaira Akhtar