ERIC Number: ED387611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of Prior Learning and the Accrediting Process. Proceedings of the National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning (Princeton, New Jersey, June 9-12, 1991).
Thomas A. Edison State Coll., Trenton, NJ.; Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Chicago, IL.
This publication is based on the session on assessment of prior learning and the accrediting process at the 1991 National Institute on the Assessment of Experiential Learning. The paper by Paula Hooper Mayhew focuses on regional accreditation, including the evaluation team visit and accrediting prior learning assessment during the visit. Amy K. Lezberg's presentation discusses the background of accreditation in New England and then deals specifically with prior learning assessment in New England, including the role of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education in accreditation, makeup of the commission, and accreditation of prior learning assessment. The presentation of Gerald W. Patton addresses the four criteria for accreditation: (1) the institution has clear and publicly stated purposes, consistent with its mission and appropriate to a postsecondary educational institution; (2) the institution has effectively organized adequate human, financial, and physical resources into educational and other programs to accomplish its purposes; (3) the institution is accomplishing its purposes; and (4) the institution can continue to accomplish its purposes. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Thomas A. Edison State Coll., Trenton, NJ.; Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see CE 069 972-974.