The Futility of Accrediting

Wriston, Henry M.
June 1960
Journal of Higher Education;Jun1960, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p327
Academic Journal
The article presents some of the ineffectiveness of accreditation. The National Commission is conducting a new review concerning the broad problem in accrediting. It emphasizes that accreditation alone cannot give protection from wretched and fraudulent institutions such as diploma mills. It mentions that most accrediting agencies and associations do not help in preventing fraud and dishonesty among universities and colleges. After long observations by the Commission, they concluded that the strive for excellence is not advanced enough through accrediting procedures.


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