Date: Fall 2013
Accreditation is one of the most pressing and controversial issues facing the evolving landscape of higher education today. Current accreditation models have changed very little in the past 100 years, although other related aspects have altered dramatically, especially tuition costs and student demographics. Accreditation impacts the way higher ed is funded and its outdated model lacks scalability. Today, accreditation focuses on institutions. What would it mean for higher ed if a shift was made to instead focus on students?