Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Perspectives from Accrediting Organizations – CHEA
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has released an important new research report – Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Perspectives from Accrediting Organizations (read or download the report here).
The report provides information on the extensive work undertaken by accrediting organizations in addressing student learning outcomes, with CHEA identifying important next steps that these organizations can take to expand accreditation’s investment in obtaining, judging and making public evidence of student learning as part of strengthening commitment to quality in higher education.
- Accrediting organizations report considerable investment and have produced impressive results in addressing student learning outcomes.
- Accreditors’ attention to student learning outcomes has been centered on their processes, standards, training and communication with member institutions and programs.
- Accreditors have a strong interest in further work on student learning outcomes.
This valuable research is an example of CHEA’s thought leadership and analysis on vital issues for accreditation and quality assurance.