ERIC Number: ED381082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Papers on Higher Education Series.
Sterian, Paul Enache
This paper offers a broad look at accreditation and quality assurance in higher education and how these issues are addressed around the world. Section 1 is an overview of accreditation and addresses the aims and objectives of accreditation, standards, accreditation bodies, stages of the accreditation process, the quality of that process, the role of government in the accreditation process, some critical points of view concerning the process, and present accreditation trends. Section 2 looks at accreditation and quality assurance through brief national case studies. The nations represented are France, Germany, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States, China, India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Australia. This section closes with a section comparing accreditation and quality assurance in various regions. Section 3 takes a closer and more detailed look at the accreditation process in Romania, particularly in light of the recent political and educational changes in this nation and the fairly recent decision to introduce accreditation of institutions of higher education. This examination covers accreditation principles and objectives, standards for initial and subsequent accreditation, application rules, structure of the accreditation committee and its functions, and provisions for financing accreditation. Appendixes contain institutional evaluation standards and a glossary. (Contains 27 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Profiles, Quality Control, Standards
CEPES UNESCO, 39 Stirbei Voda St., Bucharest, Romania R-70732.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; China; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Kenya; Netherlands; Nigeria; South Africa; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States