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ERIC Number: ED544332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 96
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Uses of Accreditation: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory. CHEA Occasional Paper
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
The role of nongovernmental accreditation is central as each of the states carries out its responsibilities with regard to establishing and maintaining higher education institutions within its borders. However, there has been little study of this role, in part due to the range of activity that needs to be considered in dealing with fifty individual states and in part related to the complexity of each state government. This review examines the connection between states and accreditation and accreditation's role as states authorize institutions to operate. It also briefly examines the role of accreditation as states (1) determine the availability of state student financial assistance, (2) develop and implement transfer of credit policies, and (3) make decisions with regard to licensure of individuals. An appendix that contains information for each state follows the review. (Contains 5 tables and 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Identifiers - Location: United States