Four different perspectives on the strengths and challenges facing accreditation as our primary quality assurance process for higher education and the reforms that may be in the future.
|Compliance vs. quality improvement, where should the emphasis lie? (10:14)|
|Accreditation Reforms: What should be considered by Congress in the next Higher Education Act reauthorization? (10:18)|
|Are criticisms of accreditation: that it is a barrier to innovation and lacks transparency, justified? (6:26)|
|Transparency of standards, process, outcomes and terminology. (7:43)|
|Ratings and Rankings: Can they co-exist with accreditation? (9:40)|
|Comparative institutional data: Does it inevitably lead to bright line benchmarks? (2:43)|
|What is in the future? Quality assurance for non-institutional providers? Different regulations for programmatic accreditors?
Risk-based accreditation? An end to the “federal war on for-profits?” (23:10)