ERIC Number: ED477445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Higher Education Accreditation in Vietnam: Lessons from Accreditation in the U.S.
Oliver, Diane E.; Nguyen, Phuong T. T.; Nguyen, Kim D.
This paper contains comparative literature reviews on higher education (HE) accreditation in Vietnam and the development of HE accreditation and assessment in the United States. The literature reviews are then used to examine the proposition that lessons can be learned from the development of HE accreditation in the United States that may be useful for informing the future development of HE accreditation in Vietnam. Among the lessons learned from the U.S. experience, five are particularly relevant: (1) common definitions must be established and continually updated; (2) diversification of HE institutions and delivery methods necessitate assessment models that focus on process and performance; (3) when HE systems are expanding rapidly, quality control mechanisms are needed to protect the students; (4) faculty, staff, and administrators must all be involved in the assessment process; and (5) there is a direct link between autonomy and accountability. (Contains 1 figure and 54 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).