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Report from the Regions: Accreditors’ Perceptions of the Role and Impact of For-Profit Institutions in Higher Education MS Word - This report explores the current role of regional accreditation in the for-profit sector. Interviews were conducted with seven regional accrediting associations to gather information regarding their views of and approaches to the role and impact of increasing numbers of for-profit institutions in higher education. Two for-profit institutions also were interviewed to gain an understanding of their view of regional accreditation for proprietary institutions. (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Education Commission of the States, January 2000)...

Baccalaureate Education in the Community College Setting - The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS) created a Task Force to discuss and analyze a request from a community college to have its accreditation extended to programs leading to a baccalaureate degree. This summary presents the deliberations and process through which the Task Force arrived at several recommendations, including considering requests from community colleges to offer programs leading to baccalaureate degrees. (Higher Learning Commission, NCACS, February 23, 2001)...

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