Accreditation Activation: A Study to Gain Understanding of Faculty Perceptions of Accreditation Participation in Two-Year Colleges

3 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2017 Last revised: 22 Jul 2017

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Aeron Zentner

Coastline Community College

Steven Homestead

Independent

Raissa Covit

Independent

Date Written: June 21, 2017

Abstract

Accreditation is an important distinction of education quality in the realm of colleges and universities. According to the US Department of Education, the purpose of accreditation is to certify that the education given by institutions meet national standards of quality. Fundamentally, accreditation ensures that students are obtaining a quality education – and for future employers and graduate programs to recognize education at a specific standard. While accreditation is an essential component of institutional success and sustainability, it has been considered an administrative procedure that focuses on compliance and not for institutional effectiveness. Therefore, recent participation in accreditation shows to be somewhat limited in warranting participation from faculty, primarily at the two-year college level. The following study sought to define gaps within accreditation participation and identify solutions to support inclusiveness and contribution of faculty to the accreditation process.

Keywords: Accreditation, Engagement, Leadership

JEL Classification: I2, I21, I22, I23

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron and Homestead, Steven and Covit, Raissa, Accreditation Activation: A Study to Gain Understanding of Faculty Perceptions of Accreditation Participation in Two-Year Colleges (June 21, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2990225 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2990225

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

Steven Homestead

Independent

No Address Available
United States

Raissa Covit

Independent

No Address Available
United States

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