ERIC Number: ED097858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Private Accreditation and Public Eligibility. Volumes 1 and 2.
Orlans, Harold; And Others
The initiative for this two volume study was taken by officials in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in response to mounting concerns and divided opinions about the use of accreditation to establish the eligibility of postsecondary institutions for federal programs. Conclusions and recommendations include: (1) Accreditation should continue to serve as one means by which postsecondary schools become eligible for federal programs. (2) The functions of reviewing accrediting agencies and recommending some for inclusion on the Commissioner of Education's list of recognized agencies should be largely transferred to the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. (3) The Office of Education should institute a program to improve the training of state education staff and to gain their fuller cooperation in enforcing federal eligibility regulations. (4) Student loans should be insured against school closure. (5) No really satisfactory solution exists to the problem of determining the quality and eligibility of over 13,000 postsecondary schools. Chapters cover the meaning and origins of accrediting, accrediting agencies, regional accreditation, approval systems for veterans, student loan programs, consumer protection. Appendixes include selected cases of accreditation, accreditation of veterinary schools, diploma mills, and a list of accrediting agencies. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Brookings Institution, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: N/A