ERIC Number: ED231292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation on Trial. Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (95th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 10-12, 1981).
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Philadelphia, PA.
The proceedings of the 1981 annual meeting of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which focused on the issue of accreditation, are presented. Two papers on accreditation as well as the business meeting of the Association are included. In "Accreditation on Trial--The Indictment," Fred F. Harcleroad provides a historical background of voluntary accrediting organizations and reviews criticisms of accreditation. He notes that the evaluative process has been improving the quality of programs in all types/levels of educational institutions, and that the accrediting process has been based on expanded inservice programs to train evaluators. In "Accreditation on Trial--The Defense," Richard V. Scullin, John F. McHugh, and Mary Patterson McPherson speak for the elementary, secondary, and higher education institutions. Additional contents include: reports of the Association's officers, reports on action by the Assembly of Elementary Schools, the Commission on Secondary Schools, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Committee on School and College Relations; lists of officers, trustees, and committee members of the Association; and the Association's charter and by-laws. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Standards
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3824 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Philadelphia, PA.