ERIC Number: ED310663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
A Common Language for Postsecondary Accreditation: Categories and Definitions for Data Collection.
Christal, Melodie E.; Jones, Dennis P.
A set of recommendations is provided regarding data collection and reporting to support and facilitate the accreditation process in postsecondary education. The following chapters are provided: (1) introduction (types of accreditation, evaluation of standards, potential users, and the development process); (2) conceptual schema (conceptual overview of kinds of data); (3) detailed data structure (a listing of database items); (4) data definitions (definitions for each of the data elements in the previous chapter); (5) data collection formats and indicators for institutions (appropriate ways of combining data items for institutions); and (6) data collection formats and indicators for programs (appropriate ways of combining data items for programs). A classification of instructional programs, a bibliography (which contains 18 references), and an index are appended. (KM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Classification, College Programs, Data Collection, Databases, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation
NCHEMS Publications, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302-9752 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.