ERIC Number: EJ855541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 8
Summary and Possible Directions for Research and Practice
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Kinkead, J. Clinton; Kennamer, Michael A.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n8 p658-663 2009
After reviewing the articles in this issue, the authors have come to four conclusions. First, the reaffirmation of accreditation, along with the selection of the quality enhancement plan (QEP) works best when all stakeholders of the institution are included in the planning process. Second, the planning process is far more complex, multifaceted, and transactional than most realize. Third, the relationship between faculty, students, alumni, community leaders, and other interest groups--particularly K-12 education--is extremely important for institutional success. Fourth, and finally, every member of the institution has a relationship with accreditation--accreditation itself is a collaborative responsibility. In this article, the authors briefly address each of these conclusions and offer a few suggestions for future research.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Institutional Research, Program Administration, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Research Needs, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A