A Framework for Aligning Campus Data with Accreditation Requirements

Part of the Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations book series (ECTII)


As an e-learning leader you are responsible for gathering and presenting data that demonstrate your online activities meet or exceed accreditation standards. However, understanding what evidence is needed and locating information that satisfies accreditation requirements can be challenging. This chapter provides assistance by offering a framework to guide and align your data gathering efforts with key accreditor concerns. Within the data framework eight core categories are identified (context, policies, infrastructure, resources, support, curriculum, faculty, and students), each broken into subcomponents. Information that is of highest interest to accreditors or that receives more intense reviewer scrutiny is presented within each subcomponent section, providing you with the information needed to focus and prioritize your data gathering efforts. This information is then used within the data framework to illustrate specific questions that can be asked and identify potential data sources you may consider within each core area. Thus, after reading this chapter you should be more familiar with key accreditation concerns, which will improve your ability to align your campus data gathering efforts with accreditor expectations and requirements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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