ERIC Number: ED590525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessment and Accreditation: An Imperiled Symbiosis. Occasional Paper #33
Gaston, Paul L.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
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 serves, and enhance public understanding of and appreciation for higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Assessment, Change Strategies, Standards, Institutional Evaluation, Evaluation, Educational Quality, Accountability, Quality Assurance
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. 340 Education Building MC 708, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-244-2155; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment