Accreditation: Where to Start Fixing Education

Where to Start? — Accreditation

Starting A College: A Rant

Standards Start at the Top

A New Accreditation Process

  1. Someone wants to start a college.
  2. They fill out an application that has long form descriptions of their program, the degrees they would like to award and a defense of how their school will merit these degrees based on accreditor rubrics, a table of the proposed clock-hours or credit-hours of their classes, their proposed instructional staff’s training and background, and the proposed new college’s location and contact information.
  3. This application is approved within 1 month by the accreditor and a provisional accreditation is awarded to the new college allowing them to sponsor award degrees for all students enrolled after the accreditation was granted, sponsor F-1 visas for international students, and begin the separate process of applying for Title IV federal funding for higher education.
  4. The new college can open its doors and advertise to new students their accredited bachelors degree.
  5. Over the next two years, accreditors can observe and interview students, instructors, and administrators and review a set of metrics such as graduation rates, job outcomes, and racial and economic diversity.
  6. After two years a full accreditation is granted.
  7. Accreditation is re-reviewed every ten years.

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Educator, Founder, Engineer. Interested in Evidence Based Education and Solving BIG Problems.

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