Accredited for all the marbles...

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by David H. Wilson, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. David H. Wilson

    David H. Wilson New Member

    If there is one, got to have, all inclusive accreditation; what is it?


  2. David H. Wilson

    David H. Wilson New Member


    What about GAAP; Generally Accepted Accreditation Principles?


  3. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Re: GAAP

    Dr. John Bear did not invent GAAP but he uses the term in "Bear's Guide to Distance Education". In different countries accreditation is done in slightly different ways. The way it is done in the USA is most different from the way it's done everywhere else. All GAAP means is the generally accepted way that it is figured out whether or not a school is accredited and therefore an individual's degree comes from an accredited school.
  4. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    This question doesn't really make sense to me. Each country does their own accreditation. Within the USA each of the regional accrediting organizations accredits the schools within their region.
  5. irat

    irat New Member

    multiple levels

    Witin the usa there is regional accreditation, which most people take as the gold standard. DETC accredition which is sort of like a hillbilly cousin. The state approval which is sort of like a foster child. and finally those with accreditation from unknown sources.
    There is also the complication that in many cases the appropriate profession must sanctify the program. Hence some Calif approved programs may allow someone to sit for the bar in Calif or sit for a psycholgical credential. But pretty much only in Calif.
    The international question is even harder to sort out. Some places have acts of pariliament. Some have dept. of ed. approval. Some have both.
    It kind of depends what you are looking for.
    All the best!

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