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ERIC Number: ED140690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Handbook on Accreditation. 1977 Revision.
National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, Grand Junction, CO.
The handbook's purpose is to present an overview of the concept of accreditation by contract as proposed by the National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges. A secondary purpose is to identify standards and a range of possible procedures or guidelines that might be used by institutions interested in the development of plans for: (1) improving their educational services; (2) increasing their cost effectiveness; and (3) achieving national accreditation by contract. Four major topics are addressed: (1) eligibility criteria and standards and procedures for institutions seeking membership through correspondent status or preaccreditation status of Candidate for Accreditation with the Commission on Postsecondary Accreditation; (2) the scope and purpose of accreditation by contract; (3) standards for development and approval of the accreditation contract, as divided into three annual stages; and (4) guidelines, examples, and suggestions for report procedures. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Contracts, Educational Innovation, Educational Specifications, Guides, Higher Education, Methods, Nontraditional Education, Performance Contracts, Planning, Postsecondary Education
National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, 1129 Colorado Ave., Suite 320, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Private, Nontraditional Schools and Colleges, Grand Junction, CO.
Note: Formerly National Association of Schools and Colleges.