ERIC Number: ED068628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Study of Accreditation of Selected Health Educational Programs. Commission Report.
National Commission on Accrediting, Washington, DC.
This report presents the findings and recommendations resulting from a study of the accreditation of 15 selected health education programs by a 13-member study commission. Section I of the report presents a summation of the basic issues and problems considered by the commission, including such issues as: (1) accountability, structure, financing, and expansion of accreditation, (2) research in accreditation, and (3) relationship of accreditation to licensure and certification. A detailed discussion of these issues is contained in a series of staff working papers available as VT 016 554 and VT 016 555 (Jan 73 RIE). Section II of the report outlines and discusses basic accreditation policies that pertain to post-secondary accreditation, including such aspects as: (1) purposes and functions of accreditation, (2) organization of accreditation, and (3) structure of accrediting agencies. Section III of the report presents the commission's conclusions and recommendations with respect to the functions, structure, operations, financing, and expansion of accreditation in the 15 health professional fields selected for study. (SB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Educational Finance, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Postsecondary Education
National Commission on Accrediting, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20036 (single copy without charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Accrediting, Washington, DC.