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Al-Amri, Amal Said; Mathew, Priya; Zubairi, Yong Zulina; Jani, Rohana – SAGE Open, 2020
Higher education institutions (HEIs) are increasingly being held accountable for maintaining quality in their activities by governments, industry, students, and the community as a whole. Accreditation agencies formulate assessment criteria covering the entire range of HEI activities so that the quality of HEI activities can be measured. However,…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Employer Attitudes
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Adeogun, Adebowale Oluranti – SAGE Open, 2018
University music education is a recent phenomenon in Nigeria. The founding of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with autonomy to grant degrees for courses in nearly all fields of study, enabled it to initiate music degree along the lines of the Euro-American university music education in 1961. This article, relying on historical analysis with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Kaplan, Carolyn Shemwell; Brownstein, Erica M.; Graham-Day, Kristall J. – SAGE Open, 2017
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards requires educator preparation programs (EPPs) to ensure instruments used to assess their candidates are both valid and reliable. Due to size and limited financial resources, this task may be challenging for some EPPs. In an effort to address CAEP's expectations, 26 EPPs in…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Accreditation (Institutions), Standards, Teacher Education Programs
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Hanna, Kimberly; Duvall, Judy; Turpin, Rebecca L.; Pendleton-Romig, Katherine; Parker, Sherrie – SAGE Open, 2016
The accreditation process of a nursing program requires self-assessment, peer evaluation, and identifying areas of improvement. In 2008, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) began offering a 10-year accreditation with a Continuous Improvement Progress Report (CIPR) at the fifth year. This article focuses on an in-depth analysis of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Nursing Education, Continuous Progress Plan, Compliance (Psychology)
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Hasbun, Tracey Covington; Rudolph, Amanda – SAGE Open, 2016
In higher education, as many as 50% of educator preparation programs (EPPs) look to a national accreditation agency as one way to provide evidence of the rigor and quality of their programs. Although a large number of EPPs find value in the self-study and external review that come with the national accreditation process, the process itself can be…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Best Practices
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Wilson, Charletta; Sour, Aaron J.; Miller, Leslie A.; Saygbay-Hallie, Monigo; Miller, Carleta; Daniels, Ruby A. – SAGE Open, 2016
A thorough review of the literature was conducted to identify the practices experts, members of the military, educational institutions, and advocacy groups believe "military-friendly" institutions of higher education should demonstrate. From the review, we created a list of 73 practices organized into 12 practice areas. A survey of…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Colleges, College Environment, Administrators
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Colby, Susan; Lambert, Monica; McGee, Jennifer – SAGE Open, 2016
In this results-oriented era of accountability, educator preparation programs are called upon to provide comprehensive data related to student and program outcomes while also providing evidence of continuous improvement. Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning (CASL) is one approach for fostering critical inquiry about student learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study, Administrators, Teacher Educators