ERIC Number: ED358791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Varied Roles of TRIO Programs in the Accreditation Process.
Gill, Wanda E.
This speech examines what areas of responsibilities and services are provided by TRIO programs and their role in the college accrediting process. Areas of accrediting found to be supported and fostered by TRIO programs are highlighted and include the following: (1) the development of mission statements, goals, and objectives appropriate to the institution's resources and the needs of its constituents; (2) the development of humane and equitable policies for dealing with students, staff, and faculty; (3) admissions policies clearly stated and related to the goals and resources of the institution with information about financial requirements, aid, and refunds openly available; (4) clear definitions of administrative and academic responsibilities, within a secure framework of academic freedom; and (5) stability of resources to maintain the quality of instruction and services and assure their continuity. It is noted that TRIO project goals are measurable by both time and numerical standards, and many projects have reported exceeding their own standards and those for student performance. The speech concludes with the observation that, in the process of accreditation or reaccreditation, there is a need for the involvement of TRIO personnel in an institution's self-study process. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Freedom, Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Responsibility, College Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Instructional Improvement, Mission Statements, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, School Policy, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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