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ERIC Number: ED362242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Accreditation of the Two-Year College. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 83.
Prager, Carolyn, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n83 Fall 1993
Intended as a forum for the discussion of postsecondary accreditation, this book addresses pragmatic issues such as constituent satisfaction, cost, and redundant efforts, as well as such strategic concerns as accreditation's potential to provide leadership in the areas of transfer, articulation, and general education. The following 10 chapters are included: (1) "Regional Accreditation and Two-Year Colleges," by Robert S. Palinchak; (2) "Accreditation and Two-Year Branch Campuses," by Corrinne A. Caldwell and Lawrence S. Cote; (3) "The Role of Accreditation and General Education in Career Curricula," by Carolyn Prager; (4) "Cost-Benefit Analyses of Accreditation," by Charles R. Reidlinger and Carolyn Prager; (5) "Institutional Accreditation, Student Outcomes Assessment, and the Open-Ended Institution," by James C. Palmer; (6) "The President's Role in Building Internal Consensus for Accreditation," by Evan S. Dobelle; (7) "The Impact of Accreditation on Small Colleges," by Eduardo J. Marti; (8) "After Accreditation: How To Institutionalize Outcomes-Based Assessment," by G. Jeremiah Ryan; (9) "Accreditation and the Community College: Challenges and Opportunities," by Howard L. Simmons; and (10) "Sources and Information: Accreditation and the Community College," by David Deckelbaum. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Leadership Responsibility, School Effectiveness, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.