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ERIC Number: EJ1158603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Should Accreditation Be Conducted by the Federal Government?
Frawley, Rebecca
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Spr 2014
The debate over whether the current mission-based, peer accreditation system in the U.S. is providing adequate accountability for student learning or whether it should be replaced with a federally managed accreditation system has grown more intense over the last decade. The purpose of this paper is to explain the author's position that accreditation by private agencies is vital to the strength and quality of higher education. Arguments are presented regarding the comparative benefits of the present system over a federal system--for institutions, the public, and students. Finally, a set of recommendations that would assist the higher education community to work together to better address legitimate accountability needs of the public and policymakers are discussed.
Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University. PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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