Why Accreditation Matters
Earning and maintaining accreditation with SACSCOC:
- is completely voluntary.
- requires significant institution-wide commitment: the process is always time consuming and, for newcomers to the higher education accreditation world, often daunting.
- requires ongoing, continual, serious reflection and self-study that lead to ongoing, continual, serious improvements within every unit of an educational institution.
- requires literally thousands of pages of documentation to demonstrate an institution’s continuing compliance with accreditation standards.
Why, in general, do colleges and universities participate in accreditation processes?and
Why, in specific, does Armstrong Atlantic State University do so?
The answers involve both Economics and Validation.