Compliance or Quality? American and British Approaches to the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions
Alderman, Geoffrey, College and University
The globalization of higher education has resulted in a number of British institutions applying for American accreditation. In 2002, the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education admitted its first American member. All these institutions must therefore confront the need to satisfy two very different approaches to the assurance of quality and the maintenance of academic standards. This paper explores these two systems, and the very different philosophies that underpin them. Can these two approaches be reconciled? Can they be merged into one system embracing higher-education institutions in both countries?
The summer of 2004 witnessed a determined attempt by the United States …
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Publication information: Article title: Compliance or Quality? American and British Approaches to the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions. Contributors: Alderman, Geoffrey - Author. Journal title: College and University. Volume: 81. Issue: 1 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 17+. © American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Fall 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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