ERIC Number: ED457930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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The Specific Criteria Cited Most Often by Visiting Committees to Level I Institutions.
Miller, Van D.
Formal accreditation reviews represent a significant outlay in terms of dollars and man hours for all institutions of higher education. This outlay can often be especially difficult for community colleges. In an effort to provide assistance for colleges entering the accreditation review process, a study was done of criteria that are most often cited by accreditation visiting committees. The focus of the study was on Level 1 institutions in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that underwent reaffirmation site visits over a three-year period during the late 1990s. Results of the study suggested that ensuring proper academic credentials of faculty members is the most common problem for community colleges in the South. Other significant areas of concern include: institutional effectiveness of administrative and educational support services; institutional effectiveness of educational programs; maintaining appropriate documentation relating to faculty credentials; and demonstrating basic skills competencies of graduates of all degree programs. The survey report includes data on procedures and outcomes, with outcomes being organized into categories by state, by size, and by governance structure. (Contains 19 tables, 11 figures, and 39 references. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, Baylor University.