Creating the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Harland G. Bloland, in this new title from the American Council on Education (ACE)/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education, chronicles his rare, insider experiences with the players, processes, and history involved in creating the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Bloland was present at the meetings of the National Policy Board and the Presidents Work Group as they set the parameters for the creation of CHEA, the crucial entity that recognizes accrediting agencies for colleges and universities across the United States. Reviewing the past accrediting oversight of FRACHE, NCA, COPA, and CORPA, and then following the progress of CHEA through its first year and attending its board meetings, Bloland has constructed a unique, complete history of the accrediting process. Institution and organization creation theory, borrowed from the field of sociology, provided the basis for his research. His analysis concerning the obstacles and possibilities confronted by a new organization helps to characterize CHEA and previous accrediting organizations, and to answer the following questions: BL What is accreditation and why is it important? BL What is the social and political context within which CHEA was developed? BL What occurred in the process of creating CHEA? BL What roles do accreditation and CHEA play in American higher education? BL What were the issues that CHEA and accreditation faced in its infancy? BL What is the current state of CHEA and accreditation?
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