ERIC Number: ED231290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation Fact Sheet.
National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, Grand Junction, CO.
Questions and answers concerning accreditation of postsecondary institutions are presented, along with a list of personal/organizational sources and bibliographical sources of information. Information is provided on the following: accreditation and its origin, the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Eligibility and Agency Evaluation Staff of the federal government, the National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges (NAPNSC), the relationship and status among these different organizations/agencies, the bureaucratic mechanisms in the Department of Education for determining institutional eligibility for federal funding, historical differences in the process of recognition, possible conflicts of interest in the eligibility process, policy statements regarding accreditation, accreditation rights and legality, required constituency and growth of NAPNSC, the founding of regional and national accrediting bodies, acceptance of the NAPNSC without national recognition, employer acceptance of NAPNSC-accredited credentials, the accreditability of experiential learning, and the costs and benefits of accreditation. The organization list includes address, phone number, and the name of a top agency official. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Eligibility, Experiential Learning, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Sources, Institutional Evaluation, Nontraditional Education, Private Colleges, Standards
National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, 1129 Colorado Avenue, Suite 320, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, Grand Junction, CO.
Identifiers: Department of Education; National Assn Private Nontraditional Schools Colls