ERIC Number: ED391053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of Outcomes-Based Accreditation To Assure Quality in Technical Education.
Bowman, Harry L.; Brown, G. Wayne
The Council on Occupational Education, Inc. (COE) is a not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1994 to serve as a national accreditor for all providers of postsecondary work force training and education who can meet its standards. The COE has developed a new system of quality assurance for occupational education that emphasizes the following components: occupational skill standards as the basis for program design; skill assessment/certification as the basis for assessing program effectiveness with individuals; and job placement of training recipients as the basis for assessing institutional effectiveness in meeting job market needs. COE's mission is to ensure quality and integrity in career and work force development. COE has proposed working closely with all levels of government. The Council meets regularly with representatives of other national vocationally related accreditors and has a major (although not exclusive) commitment to publicly funded occupational education programs. In addition to accrediting career and work force development providers, COE also provides the following accreditation-related support services: program quality review; professional development for management and instructional personnel; and distribution of news and information of importance to its institutional members. (Appended are the mission statement, 10 guiding principles, and list of services offered by the COE.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Council on Occupational Education; Quality Assurance
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).