Planning for Higher Education Journal

Show Me the Learning

Value, Accreditation, and the Quality of the Degree
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From Volume 40 Number 3 | April–June 2012
By Terrel L. Rhodes

In the continuing environment of accountability, we have created false distinctions between reducing costs and improving productivity as opposed to examining the quality of the product produced and the work completed. The policy discussion has focused on completion and graduation, with little emphasis on the quality of learning. New assessments move quality to the center of the conversation. Accreditation is making evidence of student learning quality a priority.

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