ERIC Number: ED478799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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What Is Accreditation? Fifth Edition.
Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
This brochure explains the process of higher education accreditation and describes the role of various institutions in accreditation. Organizations that accredit entire institutions are called institutional accrediting organizations; those that evaluate free-standing professional or occupational schools or are limited to specific programs within an institution of higher education are called specialized accrediting organizations. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is one of six regional accrediting organizations in the United States, each responsible for a specific geographic area. These regional accrediting associations accredit entire institutions, rather than specific programs. The work of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is described through a series of commonly asked questions with answers. These question and answer discussions cover such things as standards an institution must meet to be accredited and accreditation procedures, with descriptions of appeal processes should accreditation be denied or lost. Contact information is given for other regional accrediting associations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.