ERIC Number: ED212622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Should the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Seek NCATE Reaccreditation in 1983? Report of the Ad Hoc NCATE Study Committee.
Whooley, John; And Others
A study by the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire (UWEC) was designed to provide information on whether UWEC should seek NCATE (National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education) reaccreditation for its graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs in 1983. The essential question in the study was whether NCATE accreditation, or lack of it, had a significant effect on the well-being of the institution, its teacher education graduates, and elementary and secondary school pupils. Sources of information for the study included chancellors of the NCATE institutions in the University of Wisconsin System, the director of NCATE, directors of regional accrediting associations, state and local officials and educators, directors of admissions and heads of both NCATE and non-NCATE teacher education institutions, private foundations, and the UWEC School of Education instructional staff and students. The general conclusions were that it was not necessary for UWEC to seek NCATE reaccreditation in 1983, and that, when NCATE follows recommendations generated from a study done by the Institute for Research on Teaching (Michigan State University), UWEC will reconsider its position. It was recommended that the UWEC School of Education initiate a school-wide self study of its programs. Appended to this report are the survey instruments, statistics, a list of federally funded programs and accrediting agencies and associations, the NCATE stated benefits of accreditation, and the NCATE estimated budget for the 1980-81 visit to UWEC. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Eau Claire.