ERIC Number: ED142115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Accreditation: Its Purposes and Uses. An Occasional Paper.
Selden, William K.; Porter, Harry V.
The background of institutional accreditation in the United States is described, and its initial purposes outlined. The recent expanded uses of accreditation are attributed to several factors: the growth of specialization in all professional areas; the use of accreditation in determining eligibility for public funds; and pressures from minority groups on governments to provide for their participation in postsecondary education. These new uses are also categorized in four groups: (1) internal to institutional administration; (2) external; (3) professional; and (4) societal. Comments are made and questions asked about the future of accreditation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Trends, Government Role, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Specialization
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.