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Pham, Nhung; Osland Paton, Valerie – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
Accreditation demonstrates an institution's commitment to quality academic experiences for their students and consistent institutional development. This chapter discusses the role of contingent faculty in the accreditation process.
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Nontenured Faculty, Accreditation (Institutions), National Standards
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Flood, Julee T.; Roberts, Jeff – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the purpose, history, and process of accreditation and a context for understanding the legal considerations of accreditation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Educational History
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Pavlakis, Alexandra; Kelley, Carolyn – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
Program accreditation is a process based on a set of professional expectations and standards meant to signal competency and credibility. Although accreditation has played an important role in shaping educational leadership preparation programs, recent revisions to accreditation processes and standards have highlighted attention to the purposes,…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2018
The 2017-18 year marked a significant milestone in the future of accreditation activities for educator preparation in California. Important progress was made by the Commission, the Committee on Accreditation (COA), and the Commission staff with respect to beginning the implementation of the revised accreditation system. The accreditation system is…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Teacher Certification, Credentials, State Standards
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NADE Digest, 2018
The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Accreditation process is more relevant and important than ever to the discussion of students' success and completion of meaningful credentials. In the current politically-charged climate, NADE Accreditation helps programs demonstrate not only to themselves and their administrations, but…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Data, Decision Making, Academic Achievement
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Casazza, Martha – NADE Digest, 2018
This article begins by thinking about the process of accreditation in general and examining whether it is a transactional or value-added activity. The overall systems of U.S accreditation and National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) accreditation are reviewed.
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Value Added Models, Accountability, Educational Improvement
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Blanco Ramírez, Gerardo; Luu, Diep H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The adoption of US accreditation by non-US universities is one of the most salient manifestations of the internationalization of quality assurance in higher education. This process has been conceptualized as an exercise of global position taking by which institutions with limited financial and symbolic resources become associated with more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Implementation
Taylor, Calley Stevens – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In addition to accrediting American colleges and universities that enroll over 20 million students a year, the US regional accrediting agencies also accredit international institutions. Existing research on international accreditation has not previously investigated the impact that international activity might have on the standards used by US…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Standards, Global Approach
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Warburton, Edward C. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
This article charts the influence of American accreditation policies on postsecondary arts education practices. Some commentators suggest that accreditation is a standards- and evidence-based process. I argue that trust is at the center of concerns about assessment in higher education, especially in the arts. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Postsecondary Education, Art Education, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Nguyen, Huu Cuong; Ta, Thi Thu Hien – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This study investigates the viewpoints of higher education managers, staff, lecturers and students on the impacts of accreditation in institutional quality management. These views are explored via a case study approach involving semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders at a leading university in Vietnam. The study's results suggest that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2017
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's current "Accreditation Framework" was adopted in 2006. The accreditation system is the primary means by which the Commission ensures quality in educator preparation in California. The system is designed as a 7 year cycle comprised of three major components or activities: (1) biennial reports; (2)…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Accountability
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2017
The purpose of this Council for Higher Education Accreditation Position Paper is to offer proposals for the reduction of federal regulation as this applies to accreditation, whether in law, regulation or sub-regulatory guidance, acknowledging that the major challenge is at the regulatory/subregulatory levels. This reduction is not intended nor…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Federal Regulation, Accountability, Efficiency
Gaston, Paul L. – National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, 2018
This report reviews the accomplishments of higher education accreditation relative to its symbiotic relationship with assessment, acknowledges serious criticisms and proposed reforms, and indicates how accreditation might reform itself so as to disarm calls for radical change, improve its performance, strengthen the institutions and programs it…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Change Strategies
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2016
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing's current "Accreditation Framework" was adopted in 2006. The accreditation system is the primary means by which the Commission ensures quality in educator preparation in California. The system is designed as a 7 year cycle comprised of three major components or activities: (1) biennial reports; (2)…
Descriptors: Credentials, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications, Accountability
Wixom, Micah Ann – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Accreditation policies vary widely among the states. Since Education Commission of the States last reviewed public school accreditation policies in 1998, a number of states have seen their legislatures take a stronger role in accountability--resulting in a move from state-administered accreditation systems to outcomes-focused state accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), State Policy, Public Schools
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