Larry M. Dooley
Texas A&M University
The process of accreditation and the standards that often underlie accreditation of academic programs is often seen by administrators and faculty alike as their worst nightmare! The mere mention of an accreditation site visit conjures up feelings of anxiety in the best of us.
Accreditation is a process of external quality review created and used by higher education to ensure quality assurance and quality improvement in colleges, universities, and programs. In the United States, accreditation is carried out by private, non-profit organizations ...