ERIC Number: ED317148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation and the Role of the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
This paper begins by explaining the historical context of postsecondary accreditation as an American system for recognizing educational institutions for a level of performance and quality that entitles them to the confidence of the educational community and the public. The pamphlet next reviews characteristics and functions of accreditation, types of accreditation, steps in the accreditation process, and the values and uses of accreditation. The role of the states and the federal government in supporting accreditation is then discussed, and finally, the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation is described, focusing on its role, objectives, governance, structure, and policy development. Includes six references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational History, Government Role, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Postsecondary Education
Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, Suite 305, Washington, DC 20036 (single copy free; multiple copies available for cost of postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, Washington, DC.