Tough Love For Accreditation
Career College Central summary:
Everyone from politicians to provosts seems to have an opinion on how to “fix” accreditation these days. That’s because the wonky accreditor plays a big role in shaping emerging models of higher education and how they are funded.
Paul L. Gaston knows the accreditation process inside and out. A Trustees Professor at Kent State University, Gaston has served as a peer reviewer for regional accrediting agencies and has long been involved in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
In a recently released book, Gaston tackles big questions about accreditation while also giving plenty of detail about how the agencies work. We caught up with him over email to discuss some of the topics covered in the book, which is titled Higher Education Accreditation: How It’s Changing and Why It Must.
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