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ERIC Number: ED532374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Using Achieving the Dream to Meet Accreditation Requirements. Principles and Practices of Student Success
Manning, Terri Mulkins
Lumina Foundation for Education
The fundamental concepts of Achieving the Dream--using evidence to develop and evaluate strategies for improving student learning and success--are also important to successful efforts to meet accreditation requirements. Following the Achieving the Dream approach can help community colleges organize and document improvement efforts in ways that are a natural fit with the expectations of the regional accrediting agencies. During the past decade, the six regional accrediting agencies have changed their requirements and now encourage colleges to adopt processes and practices that demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and learning and improvements in institutional quality. Those processes and practices involve planning, evaluation, and outcomes assessment with the goals of enhancing student learning, strengthening programs, and improving services. This guide is designed to show how colleges can use the methodology of Achieving the Dream to provide evidence of compliance with key accreditation standards and to drive their institution's quality improvement agenda. A list of resources is included.
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education