PREPARING FOR SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION IN A MULTI-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY

Peter E. Maher, Janet L. Kourik

Abstract

Specialized accreditation provides an external validation of a specific set of programs offered within an institution of higher learning. Such accreditations have become strongly outcomes-based, which in turn means that effective methods of assessing student learning must be developed. We describe the major requirements of a particular business accreditation for a multi-campus, multi-country university including the accreditation process. Further, we describe our observations resulting from this process, together with some recommendations for improvement based on our experiences.

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E. Maher P. and L. Kourik J. (2009). PREPARING FOR SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION IN A MULTI-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 347-350. DOI: 10.5220/0001971903470350


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Peter E. Maher and Janet L. Kourik},
title={PREPARING FOR SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION IN A MULTI-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={347-350},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001971903470350},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - PREPARING FOR SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION IN A MULTI-CAMPUS UNIVERSITY
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - E. Maher P.
AU - L. Kourik J.
PY - 2009
SP - 347
EP - 350
DO - 10.5220/0001971903470350