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Educational Record, 1972
A statement of basic principles of accreditation by the Commission for the Study of Accreditation of Selected Health Programs. (HS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Higher Education
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Perrin, Kenneth L. – Educational Record, 1995
This article discusses one college administrator's experiences with accreditation at the departmental, institutional, and national level, as well as his experiences as the head of the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Examines the future of accreditation and self-regulation in higher education and possible strategies for improving the…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Administrator Attitudes, Administrators
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Glidden, Robert – Educational Record, 1996
This article reviews the history of accreditation of institutions of higher education in the context of the coming Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It reports on the recent establishment of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and identifies organizational principles including the need for accreditation to be a…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Thompson, Hugh L. – Educational Record, 1993
This article argues that higher education accreditation is in disarray and that institutional leaders are not active in resolving self-regulation or accrediting problems. Central issues needing attention include public involvement in governance of the accreditation process, meaningful recognition of accreditation, uniform standards, and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Change Strategies
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Warner, W. Keith; Andersen, Kay J. – Educational Record, 1982
Upper-level college administrators in the Western accreditation region were surveyed about how well the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) served its constituency. Questions concerned consumer protection as an objective of accreditation, emphasis on disseminating information about the accreditation process, and potential policy…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Consumer Protection
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Orlans, Harold – Educational Record, 1973
The author discusses whether institutional eligibility for government funds should be tied to accreditation. (Editor/PG)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Kirkwood, Robert – Educational Record, 1978
It is suggested that there are infinite ways in which institutions may affirm the value and realize the benefits of accreditation, but all require significant effort. Particular effort should be directed to several basic institutional responsibilities in the process--commitment, candor, coordination, outcome studies, and participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), College Planning, Higher Education
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O'Neill, Thomas M.; Heaney, Robert P. – Educational Record, 1982
Accreditation must resume its status as a voluntary system that responds to, rather than demands response from the institutions and programs it was and is intended to serve. Some suggestions are offered that allow institutions to be active rather than reactive to accreditation. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Certification
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Zoffer, H. J. – Educational Record, 1987
The accreditation process benefits institutions through self-knowledge, accountability, the establishment of a legal standard, and the competition it creates. However, accreditation needs to address (1) the value of student gains in knowledge and skills and (2) the measurement of quality rather than quantity. Efforts of the American Assembly of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Achievement Gains, Business Administration Education, College Students
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Uehling, Barbara S. – Educational Record, 1987
The Council on Postsecondary Accreditation states the purposes of accreditation to be the assurance of quality and self-improvement of institutions. Neither goal is well served by a single process. A process designed to distinguish acceptable from unacceptable performance should be different in character from one to improve an institution. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Certification, Change, Educational Quality
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Lenn, Marjorie Peace – Educational Record, 1989
If accreditation is to fulfill its purposes of quality assessment and quality enhancement, its processes must succeed in evaluating institutional or program performance on stated objectives, and in motivating continuous planning for improvement. (MLW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Planning, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Balch, Stephen H. – Educational Record, 1992
This article raises issues of intellectual intimidation and suppression on college campuses in the name of fairness to minorities. Considered are speech codes and intellectual freedom; accreditation and diversity; curriculum reform; and admissions, hiring, and promotion procedures. (DB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Activism, Affirmative Action, College Admission
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Millard, Richard M. – Educational Record, 1984
The proliferation of accrediting agencies, agencies overreaching their authority, and the changes ahead in professional accreditation in the health professions are discussed. There are almost as many accrediting groups in the health-related areas as in all other areas combined. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Kells, H. R. – Educational Record, 1976
The author delineates major changes needed in the regional accreditation of postsecondary insitutions--a redefinition of terms, a clarification of purposes, and the implementation of new service-oriented programs--and outlines how regional agencies can accomplish these changes. (Editor/JT)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Agency Role, Educational Change
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Young, Kenneth E. – Educational Record, 1979
Institutional eligibility to receive federal funds as determined by the Office of Education is examined. The coordinated use of accreditation and accrediting agencies in the eligibility process is recommended. Priorities are presented to resolve the problems of determining institutional eligibility. (BH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Certification
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