ERIC Number: ED428617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Innovation for Strength. Proceedings of the Annual Accreditation and Quality Assurance Conference (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 7-8, 1998).
Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
These proceedings of the annual accreditation and quality assurance conference present the following papers: "The Coming Revolution in Higher Education" (Arthur Levine); "Corporate/College Alliances" (Jeanne C. Meister); "Why Are We Educators?" (Catharine R. Stimpson); "Serving an Increasingly Adult Student Population: Lessons from Nordstrom and Wal Mart in the Restructuring of Higher Education" (Julie E. Porosky); "Faculty Leadership in Assessment-Based Curricular Reform" (Bruce Keith; Carolyn J. Haessig; Armand S. LaPotin); "Broadening Teaching Options Through Technology Centers" (Arthur R. Edmonds); "Benchmarking in Outcomes Assessment" (Patricia L. Francis, and others); "Comprehensive Change in a Large University" (Celeste E. Freytes and others); "State University Systems at the Crossroads" (Norman I. Maldonado; John W. Ryan); and "Classroom-Based Assessment in General Education" (Virginia Johnson Anderson and others). Following the papers are two advisory committee reports: "Governance, Governing Boards, and Regional Accreditation" (with remarks by panelist Marvin Greenberg) and "Financial Resources, Institutional Effectiveness, and Accreditation" (with remarks by panelist Rita J. Carney). A final section provides some guiding principles for planning the next review of "Characteristics of Excellence," including a timetable and a list of steering committee members. (Most papers contain references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Benchmarking, College Outcomes Assessment, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Change, Quality Control, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, State Universities
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Tel: 215-662-5606; Fax: 215-662-5501; Web site: www.msache.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.