Books on Accreditation

Accreditation.org provides links and descriptions of books directly related to engineering and computing program accreditation.

Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Author
Susan D. Phillips (Editor), Kevin Kinser (Editor)

Accreditation is essential to colleges and universities. Without it, they are unable to participate in federal student aid programs or confer legitimate degrees. In Accreditation on the Edge, Susan D.

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Publisher
Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN/DOI
978-1421425443

Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards

Author
Jane Marie Souza (Editor), Tara A. Rose (Editor)

Colleges and universities struggle to understand precisely what is being asked for by accreditors, and this book answers that question by sharing examples of success reported by schools specifically recommended by accreditors. This compendium gathers examples of assessment practice in twenty-four higher education institutions: twenty-three in the U.S. and one in Australia.

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Publisher
Stylus Publishing
ISBN/DOI
978-1642672497

Taking Ownership of Accreditation: Assessment Processes that Promote Institutional Improvement and Faculty Engagement

Author
Amy Driscoll and Diane Codero De Noriea (Editors)

This book describes a participatory approach to accreditation used at CSU, Fresno. This an in-depth description of how a focused accreditation process works, going beyond minimum expectations and providing measurable improvements in student learning.

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Publisher
Stylus Publishing
ISBN/DOI
1-57822-175-0

Assessing Quality in European Higher Education Institutions: Dissemination, Methods, and Processes

Author
Chiara Orsingher (Editor)

This book, a collection of case studies, is a good source for information on accreditation in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Sweden as of 2006.
 

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Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
ISBN/DOI
3-7908-1659-0

Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area

Author
Stefanie Schwartz and Don F. Westerheijden (Editors)

This book treats quality assurance and improvement in teaching and research in the higher education systems in Europe. An in-depth analysis of accreditation and evaluation for each of twenty countries is presented. The editors also provide a synopsis of the major trends in quality assurance across Europe and compare and contrast the various ways that accreditation has evolved and is now becoming a steering mechanism for higher education in the European Union.
 

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Publisher
Springer
ISBN/DOI
1-4020-5537-4

Standards, Conformity Assessment, and Accreditation for Engineers

Author
Robert D. Hunter

Standards, Conformity Assessment, and Accreditation for Engineers discusses conformity assessment and accreditation as defined in a new set of standards by the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC).

ISBN/DOI
978-1138373686

Engineering Education: Accreditation & Graduate Global Mobility

Author
Firoz Alam, Alexandra Kootsookos

This book details the key concepts, objectives and processes relating to the professional accreditation of engineering bachelor (honours) degrees. The contemporary context of accreditation is examined in terms of the globalised nature of both the engineering profession and higher education.

ISBN/DOI
978-0815396017