The Effects of Accreditation Procedures

Mills, Henry C.
June 1960
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1960, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p312
Academic Journal
The article presents the effects of accreditation in higher education. Only a small number of people affiliated with institutions of higher education are contented on the subject of accreditation. However, the opponents feel otherwise. The opposing sides comment on the inflexibility of accrediting agencies, therefore, depriving educational institutions on the initiative, imagination, creativeness, and the freedom to experiment. Based on a procedure being developed, which consists of the cooperation between regional and professional associations, school visits are scheduled as often as possible, to be able to gather direct feedbacks from schools through questionnaires and surveys, making a new and improved approach in accreditation.


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