ERIC Number: EJ713313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Disclosure and Damage: Can Accreditation Provide One without the Other? Higher Education Act
Eaton, Judith S.; Fryshman, Bernard; Hope, Samuel; Scanlon, Elise; Crow, Steve
Change, v37 n3 p42 May-Jun 2005
For accrediting organizations, informing the public about higher education quality has emerged as perhaps the most vexatious, complex, and controversial issue in the current reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. The proposal is vexing because society is expanding the zone open to the public at the price of private space. It is complex because it involves a number of actors who themselves represent multifaceted and highly nuanced enterprises--not only the range of accrediting organizations but higher education institutions of all types. It is controversial because, as the contributions to this article reflect, the actors see this issue as involving choices about core academic values fundamental to both accreditation and higher education.
Descriptors: Disclosure, Confidentiality, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York; United States