ERIC Number: ED267055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Accreditation in Directly Improving Educational Quality.
Jung, Steven M.
This study illustrates how the concept of "direct involvement" on the part of the accrediting agency can improve the quality of higher education. "Direct involvement" is defined as action by a representative of an educational agency that resulted in some observable improvement in educational quality. Categories and examples of direct assistance are identified and described. Five case studies are presented which document actions by three regional instutitional agencies and two specialized agencies that provided enhancement of educational quality: (1) The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and S.D. Bishop State Junior College, Mobile, Alabama; (2) The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; (3) The Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Long Beach Community College, California; (4) The Association of Theological Schools Institute for Theological Education Management and the Washington Theological Union, Silver Spring, Maryland; and (5) The American Psychological Association Consultation Program and the Counseling Internship Program at Towson State University, Maryland. (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Schools of Education
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20036 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.