ERIC Number: ED407551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
DETC Accreditation Overview.
Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, DC.
This guide is designed to help prospective students, counselors, public agencies, and institutions better understand distance school accreditation and how the accreditation procedures of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) work. The guide defines distance education, discusses who the accrediting commissioners are, describes the purposes and functions of accreditation, lists DETC standards for accreditation, and addresses which schools are eligible for accreditation. The booklet then describes the steps in the accrediting process: application, submission of a self-evaluation report, subject specialist review, examining committee, student and agency surveys, commission actions, periodic reviews, and special policies. Other topics addressed include the following: DETC membership, acceptance of distance study credits and degrees, and the benefits of accreditation. A list of often-asked questions on DETC accreditation with answers follows. Information for requesting a list of accredited institutions is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Adult Education, Distance Education, Eligibility, Institutional Evaluation, Quality Control, Standards
Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2529; http://www.detc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, DC.