Parting Shot: In Praise of Accreditations

Readers of Academic Leader will know from recent essays of mine that I have some reservations about the efficacy of the accreditation process. The myriad accreditation agencies—both regional and subject specialties—create a ton of paperwork for institutions of higher learning, and their emphasis on standards-evidence-quantitative assessment can be both costly and burdensome while undermining creative learning and "the joy of teaching." But I promised an essay in praise of accreditations.

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