ERIC Number: ED317115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation of Postsecondary Institutions: An Overview, 1990-92.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
The pamphlet notes the two types of educational accreditation (institutional and specialized), and describes the purpose and organization of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The four parts of the evaluation process are outlined, and the obligations of affiliation with the Commission are listed. General institutional requirements are presented concerning mission and authorization, educational programs, institutional organization, financial resources, and public disclosure. The four criteria for accreditation and four criteria for "Candidacy for Accreditation" status are discussed, and questions frequently asked of the Commission are answered. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Standards
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 159 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601 (Single copy free; multiple copies $1.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.