In Search of Quality: The Development, Status & Forecast of Standards in Postsecondary Accreditation / Edition 1

In Search of Quality: The Development, Status & Forecast of Standards in Postsecondary Accreditation / Edition 1

by Joseph J. Semrow, Joseph A. Barney, Marcel Fredericks, Janet Fredericks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820412600

ISBN-13: 9780820412603

Pub. Date: 08/01/1992

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This volume describes and analyzes the role of regional (institutional) accreditation in the history of higher education in the United States. In particular, the study focuses upon and analyzes the experience of the largest and one of the oldest regional accrediting associations, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central

Overview

This volume describes and analyzes the role of regional (institutional) accreditation in the history of higher education in the United States. In particular, the study focuses upon and analyzes the experience of the largest and one of the oldest regional accrediting associations, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association.
The volume documents the development and changes in accreditation theory and practice as they have evolved from the 1890's through the 1980's. It chronicles a change from fixed, a priori applied standards, to assessment criteria which are grounded in organizational theory. The book presents implications for the future development of accreditation based upon the foregoing analysis and current issues and problems confronting accreditation both in theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820412603
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Pages:
326

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