ERIC Number: EJ898536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
External Confirmation of Adherence to Standards: As Applicable to Academic Programmes as to Business and Industry
Hughey, Aaron W.; Burke, Monica G.
Industry and Higher Education, v24 n4 p257-262 Aug 2010
The development of, and adherence to, performance standards is imperative for success in today's competitive global market. This is as true for academic programmes in higher education as it is for the manufacturing and service sectors. Just like their counterparts in business and industry, it is important that graduate career preparation programmes are subject to an external validation process that can substantiate whether or not they are indeed following applicable standards. In this paper the authors discuss the current status of accreditation for graduate programmes designed to prepare tomorrow's leaders in the student services profession and argue for the development of a new certification system based on the standards established by the US Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS).
Descriptors: Standards, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Graduate Study, Professional Education, Student Personnel Workers, Certification, Case Studies, Masters Programs, Universities, Compliance (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky