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ERIC Number: ED138217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Institutional Accreditation and the Private Liberal Arts College.
Poppenhagen, Brent William
A study was undertaken to discover and examine the attitudes of private liberal arts college presidents toward accreditation. The motivating factor was evidence of concern among these presidents that institutional accreditation is not meeting the needs of their colleges, and may actually challenge the viability of a college at a critical time in its development. The research concerned itself with the work of the six regional accreditation associations, and addressed four questions: (1) What are the attitudes of the presidents toward the application of regional standards, procedures, and policies as they affect institutional management?; (2) What are the implications of these attitudes for the small colleges' academic development?; (3) What are the implications of these attitudes for the financial maintenance and viability of the small college as an institution?; and (4) What are the implications of these attitudes for the colleges' ability to innovate? A questionnaire was developed and sent to the presidents of the 147 member institutions of the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges. The survey results are presented and analyzed, and the questionnaire is included. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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