Perspectives on Higher Education Accreditation from Portugal and the United States: An Evolving Process

Dennis Gregory, Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor
2015 International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education  
University accreditation systems have become ubiquitous around the world as nations have sought to assure the quality of the institutions of higher/tertiary education within their borders and as institutions that are part of broader higher education systems are competing for students. In addition, many countries are seeking to increase the number of college graduates in their populations as the postindustrial world and knowledge economy grows and massification of higher education becomes more
more » ... tion becomes more important as an economic tool. Moreover, tuition fees are being charged in countries where this has never been the case before and these countries are getting pressure from students and parents to insure the quality of their education. Thus, the accreditation systems in both countries are in flux.
doi:10.20533/ijcdse.2042.6364.2015.0308 fatcat:wesbzhp4wnghtfvcpxs5mj35fq