The Case for Escape Hatches From Higher Education Accreditation
Accreditation doesn't work because it asks accreditors to be consultants and regulators at the same time.
April 3, 2020
Author(s): Andrew Gillen
Organization(s): Texas Public Policy Foundation
A new report suggests that higher education accreditation does not work because it asks accreditors to be both consultants and regulators at the same time. According to the report, the key challenge is that accreditation fails to provide adequate quality assurance and it mandates a recipe that colleges must follow in terms of inputs and processes, rather than focusing on outputs and outcomes.