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By Linda Suskie, Stanley O. Ikenberry

Meet demands elevated caliber and comprehend accreditation expectations

Author Linda Suskie is the world over well-known for her paintings in greater schooling review, and she or he is a former vp of a huge neighborhood accreditor. In Five Dimensions of caliber: a standard feel consultant to Accreditation and responsibility in larger schooling she presents an easy, basic version for figuring out and assembly the demands elevated caliber in better schooling ever-present in ultra-modern tradition. no matter if your establishment is looking for accreditation or no longer, the 5 dimensions she outlines can help you to spot how one can increase institutional caliber and exhibit that caliber to constituents.

For these wading in the course of the accreditation strategy, which has turn into more challenging lately as a result of expanding rules and strain for higher responsibility, Suskie deals specialist information on realizing the underlying rules of the expectancies of accrediting our bodies. utilizing the version offered right here, that's a lot more straightforward to appreciate than the occasionally advanced assets supplied by means of person accrediting our bodies, American faculties and universities can comprehend what they should do to earn and retain their nearby accreditation in addition to enhance total institutional caliber for his or her scholars. you will be capable to:

  • Identify how one can enhance institutional quality
  • Demonstrate the standard of your establishment to inner and exterior constituents
  • Avoid losing time and effort on inaccurate institutional methods to conform with accreditation requirements

By concentrating on why schools and universities should still take specific activities instead of merely on what these activities may be, Five Dimensions of caliber gives them the information and techniques to organize for a profitable overview. it truly is an incredible source for leaders, accreditation committee contributors, and everybody on campus.

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Many of their thoughts and ideas are reflected in this book, and I only wish I had their names so I could acknowledge them all individually. My cited sources in this book include personal communications from individuals with whom I have worked or interacted and who shared with me their insight and successes. I want to offer deepest thanks to the very special colleagues and experts who were willing to do this or who otherwise contributed ideas, inspiration, and feedback: Catherine Andersen, Trudy Banta, Alexis Collier, Mark Curchack, August Delbert, Judith Eaton, Douglas Eder, Tami Eggleston, Rose Mary Healy, Elizabeth Jones, George Kuh, Patricia O’Brien, Mary Ellen Petrisko, Lynn Priddy, Jose Jaime Rivera, Jennie Robertson, Ephraim Schechter, Donna Sundre, Lewis Thayne, Belle Wheelan, Elizabeth Ann Whiteman, Ralph Wolff, xxxi xxxii A C K N O W L ED G ME N T S and Barbara Wright.

Specialized or disciplinary accreditors accredit specific programs. Examples include the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Some specialized accreditors, such as ATS, may accredit entire colleges. The requirements of some specialized accreditors can be quite prescriptive—and for good reason. If graduates of a nursing program have not mastered a particular competency, patients could conceivably die.

Department of Education (ED or USED), which regulates and reviews accreditors and colleges according to the provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), as discussed later in this chapter Members of this triad interact, but not as a seamless, consistent system. Some state agencies, for example, have extensive criteria and processes for review of licensed colleges, while others rely more heavily on accreditors and accreditation reviews. Accreditors are “owned and operated” by member colleges under the leadership of boards that are elected by the members and composed of individuals from those colleges and members of the public.

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