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Assuring Academic Quality in the 21st Century: Self-Regulation in a New Era - This report considers the central characteristics of accreditation and outlines common criticisms of the process. It then offers six major recommendations for steps colleges, universities and regional accreditors can and should take to ensure accreditation meets its public accountability responsibilities given the enormous diversity of American higher education. (ACE, June 2012) ...

Toward Effective Practice: Discouraging Degree Mills in Higher Education - Actions are suggested to assist in fighting the growing international presence of degree mills. They are offered as advice and guidance, not mandates, and provide an array of ambitious initiatives to be considered by higher education and quality assurance leaders, national governments and international bodies. (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, May 2009)...

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