Accreditors Examine Their Flaws as Criticisms Mount – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Accreditors Examine Their Flaws as Criticisms Mount – Government – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Chronicle provides insight (some of it unintentional) into the problems facing accreditation.  The article starts by listing four competing goals for accreditation held by different parties to the process, then goes on to quote various authorities who, like the blind men describing the elephant, are hanging on to one aspect only.

Curiously, the objective of improving the practices or the outcomes of higher education institutions is not mentioned among the goals of accreditation.

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