Assessment and Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission places a great deal of emphasis on assessment of student learning outcomes. Their 2003 and 2007 statements outline the importance of assessing student learning and its linkage to accreditation.
At the 2010 Higher Learning Commission conference, Mary Corbett Broad, President of the American Council on Education, spoke on her views of the threat to accreditation as a peer-review process. Her article is titled "For Accreditation, a Narrow Window of Opportunity," published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
More information on accreditation at Miami University can be found on the accreditation web site.