Document Number: 6863The Need for Accreditation Reform - This paper argues that accreditation of higher education in the United States is a crazy-quilt of activities, processes and structures that is fragmented, arcane, more historical than logical and has outlived its usefulness. Most important, it is not meeting the expectations required for the future. This paper distinguishes between the institutional purposes and the public purposes of accreditation, and suggests an alternative to the status quo. (Robert C. Dickeson, U.S. Department of Education, 2006)...
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