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Andrew Gillen, Daniel L. Bennett, Richard Vedder

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1. Robert C. Dickeson, “Recalibrating the Accreditation?Federal Relationship,” Washington DC: Council for Higher Education Accreditation, January 27, 2009.

  • 2.

    Judith S. Eaton, “Accreditation’s Accidental Transformation,” InsideHigherEd, July 20, 2010.

  • 3.

    Robert C. Dickeson, “Recalibrating the Accreditation?Federal Relationship,” Washington DC: Council for Higher

Education Accreditation, January 27, 2009. 4. Elaine El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future Prospects. Paris, France: Interna- tional Institute for Educational Planning, 2001.

  • 5.

    Ibid.

  • 6.

    James F. Bemis, “Regional Accreditation,” in Understanding Accreditation: Contemporary Perspectives on Issues and

Practices in Evaluating Educational Qualit , ed. Kenneth E. Young, et. al., Washington, DC: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1983; El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future; G.C. Leef and R.D. Burris. Can College Accred- itation Live Up To Its Promise? Washington, DC: American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2002.

7. Elaine El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future Prospects. Paris, France: Interna- tional Institute for Educational Planning, 2001.

8. G.C. Leef and R.D. Burris. Can College Accreditation Live Up To Its Promise? Washington, DC: American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2002.

9. Peter T. Ewell, “Assessment and Accountability in America Today: Background and Context,” New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008.S1 (Autumn 2008): 7-17.

10. Elaine El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future Prospects. Paris, France: Interna- tional Institute for Educational Planning, 2001, pp. 60-61.

11. Kenneth E.Young.“The Changing Scope of Accreditation,” in Understanding Accreditation: Contemporary Perspec- tives on Issues and Practices in Evaluating Educational Quality, ed. Kenneth E. Young, Charles et. al., Washington, DC: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1983, p. 7.

12. James F. Bemis, “Regional Accreditation,” in Understanding Accreditation: Contemporary Perspectives on Issues and Practices in Evaluating Educational Qualit , ed. Kenneth E. Young, et. al., Washington, DC: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1983, p. 169; Elaine El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future Prospects. Paris, France: Interna- tional Institute for Educational Planning, 2001, p. 60–61.

13. Peter T. Ewell, “Assessment and Accountability in America Today: Background and Context,” New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008.S1 (Autumn 2008): 31–32.

14. Elaine El-Khawas, Accreditation in the USA: Origins, Developments and Future Prospects. Paris, France: Interna- tional Institute for Educational Planning, 2001, p. 45.

15. G.C. Leef and R.D. Burris. Can College Accreditation Live Up To Its Promise? Washington, DC: American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2002.

16. J.B. Lee and J.P. Merisotis, Proprietary Schools: Programs, Policies, and Prospects, ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report no. 5,Washington, DC: School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, 1990.

17. Barbara Brittingham. “Accreditation in the United States: How Did We Get to Where We Are?” New Directions for Higher Education no. 145 (Spring 2009), pp. 10–11.

  • 18.

    Ibid., pp. 14–15.

  • 19.

    Therese Rainwater, “The Rise and Fall of SPRE: A Look at Failed Efforts to Regulate Postsecondary Education in

the 1990s,” American Academic, 2.1 (March 2006).

20. Peter T. Ewell, “Assessment and Accountability in America Today: Background and Context,” New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008.S1 (Autumn 2008).

21. Barbara Brittingham. “Accreditation in the United States: How Did We Get to Where We Are?” New Directions for Higher Education no. 145 (Spring 2009), p. 22.

  • 22.

    An alternative conclusion is that it was the signaling role that colleges found valuable.

  • 23.

    Henry C. Mills, “The Effects of Accreditation Procedures,” Journal of Higher Education, 31.6 (June 1960):312.

  • 24.

    Henry M. Wriston, “The Futility of Accreditation,” Journal of Higher Education, 31.6 (June 1960): 328.

  • 25.

    Ralph Wolff as quoted in Virginia B. Smith and Joni E. Finney,“Redesigning Regional Accreditation: An Interview

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