Higher-ed accreditation practice does not have the trust it once had. Just because a school is accredited it no longer means that the school can be relied on to deliver quality
How many full-timers are there? It doesn't matter as much because they are not available.
How many books are there in the library? It doesn't matter any more because nearly all
resources needed are now online.
How much classroom space is there? It doesn't matter anymore because students are taking classes online.
How stable is the school financially? It matters a lot because schools ought not be allowed to operate if they will close up shop before its students finish their courses.
Schools must be held accountable for
1. Institutional performance - does the school deliver the product they advertise
2. Student learning outcomes - can the student do what they were taught
3. Transparency - in accounting, budgetary matters
4. Innovation - is it meeting or planning to meet the needs of the changing potential
Accreditation criteria needs to be reexamined....times have changed.
What do you think?