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ERIC Number: ED440569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Quality Review, 1999. CHEA Almanac of External Quality Review.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Washington, DC.
This almanac provides information about the major participants in external quality review in higher education, listing recognized regional and national accrediting organizations, specialized and professional accrediting organizations, and state agencies, with contact available for each organization and agency. An overview section: discusses the place of external quality review in American higher education; notes the difference between external and internal review and between recognition and accreditation; notes the common elements, standards, and procedures of all recognized accreditors; discusses the review procedures and stages of accreditation; discusses the state quality review and the federal role in quality review; and lists ranking services. It also includes a brief discussion of two emerging trends likely to affect the structure of external quality review of higher education: (1) the growing pattern of voluntary cooperation and coordination among higher education quality reviewers; and (2) the centralized and regulatory form of quality review that is evolving in elementary and secondary education, which is increasingly favored by the public and policymakers and could be applied to higher education. (SM)
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036-1135 ($55). Tel: 202-955-6126; Fax: 202-955-6129; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Washington, DC.