Planning for Higher Education

Planning for Higher Education is a magazine published quarterly (Sept., Dec., March and June) by the Society for College and Planning. Articles focus on higher education.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 3, April-June

Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities
Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities by Richard A. DeMillo MIT Press 2011 320 pages ISBN: 978-0-262-01580-6 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This is a thought-provoking book by an author who speaks from experience...
Accreditation and the Public Interest: Can Accreditors Continue to Play a Central Role in Public Policy?
Either we recognize the pressures for change and develop clear, significant, and meaningful responses or we wait for policy makers.Institutional accreditation has served higher education and the public interest well for more than a century, but now its...
Accreditation and the Public Interest: Can Accreditors Continue to Play a Central Role in Public Policy? Either We Recognize the Pressures for Change and Develop Clear, Significant, and Meaningful Responses or We Wait for Policy Makers
Institutional accreditation has served higher education and the public interest well for more than a century, but now its purposes are changing quickly and dramatically. Accreditation began as a voluntary, nongovernmental peer review process internally...
AQIP and Accreditation: Improving Quality and Performance
Merely getting reaccredited is hardly a mark of distinction for well-operated colleges and universities.For the past 12 years, the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) has offered an innovative means for colleges and universities to maintain regional...
AQIP and Accreditation: Improving Quality and Performance: Merely Getting Reaccredited Is Hardly a Mark of Distinction for Well-Operated Colleges and Universities
For the past 12 years, the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) has offered an innovative means for colleges and universities to maintain regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the only regional U.S. accrediting commission...
Becoming an Engaged Campus: A Practical Guide for Institutionalizing Public Engagement
Becoming an Engaged Campus: A Practical Guide for Institutionalizing Public Engagement by Carole A. Beere, James C. Votruba, and Gail W. Wells Jossey-Bass 2011 272 pages ISBN 978-0-470-53226-3 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Here is a how-to...
Introduction to Themed PHE Issue on Accreditation in Higher Education
The changing role of the federal government in regulating how colleges and universities transparently demonstrate student learning outcomes is the reason for this themed issue of Planning.I am pleased to write the introduction to this special themed...
Introduction to Themed PHE Issue on Accreditation in Higher Education: The Changing Role of the Federal Government in Regulating How Colleges and Universities Transparently Demonstrate Student Learning Outcomes Is the Reason for This Themed Issue of Planning
I am pleased to write the introduction to this special themed issue of Planning for Higher Education, which focuses on the topic of accreditation in higher education. Accreditation is the lifeblood for most colleges and universities: without accreditation...
Show Me the Learning: Value, Accreditation, and the Quality of the Degree
Higher education now has both tools and frameworks for organizing and connecting teaching and learning in a meaningful way.In the continuing environment of efficiency and accountability, too often we have created false distinctions between reducing costs...
Show Me the Learning: Value, Accreditation, and the Quality of the Degree: Higher Education Now Has Both Tools and Frameworks for Organizing and Connecting Teaching and Learning in a Meaningful Way
In the continuing environment of efficiency and accountability, too often we have created false distinctions between reducing costs and improving productivity as opposed to examining the quality of the product produced and the work completed. In higher...
The Future of Accreditation
Can the collegial model flourish in the context of the government's assertiveness and the impact of nationalization and technology? How?BackgroundAccreditation, the primary means of assuring and improving academic quality in U.S. higher education, has...
The Future of Accreditation: Can the Collegial Model Flourish in the Context of the Government's Assertiveness and the Impact of Nationalization and Technology? How?
Background Accreditation, the primary means of assuring and improving academic quality in U.S. higher education, has endured for more than 100 years. While accommodating many changes in higher education and society, accreditation's fundamental values...
What's an Accrediting Agency Supposed to Do? Institutional Quality and Improvement vs. Regulatory Compliance
Do everything possible to let others know that we are open to discussion and that we do not believe that everything we do is perfect the way it is.The higher education community and institutions of higher learning generally approve of a voluntary peer...
What's an Accrediting Agency Supposed to Do? Institutional Quality and Improvement vs. Regulatory Compliance: Do Everything Possible to Let Others Know That We Are Open to Discussion and That We Do Not Believe That Everything We Do Is Perfect the Way It Is
The higher education community and institutions of higher learning generally approve of a voluntary peer review process for quality assurance. In an article entitled "There's A Lot That's Right About Regional Accreditation," Judith Eaton (2009, [paragraph]...
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