Disruption in the US accreditation space

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Author: Eaton, Judith S.

Abstract:

The US accreditation system has a long and successful history, but is now under unprecedented criticism. Especially problematical are increasing demands for accountability to government and the public. Issues of employability and how to access are also involved. What has been the primary form of quality assurance and quality improvement in the United States for more than 100 years is being repositioned. It is shifting from an independent, collegial process by which higher education decides and evaluates academic quality on its own, to a compliance-driven process by which external...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Quality; Employment; Governance

Keywords: Quality assurance; Employability; Accreditation; Accountability; Institutional role; Agency role

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts: Center for International Higher Education, 2017

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http://dx.doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.88.9694

Journal number: 88

Journal date: Winter 2017

Pages: pp. 28-30

ISSN: 2372-4501 (online), 1084-0613

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 127.389

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