Services to Support the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

​NORC is engaging in a series of projects supporting the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s role as a national leader in identifying and articulating emerging issues in accreditation and quality assurance. This work includes white papers and policy briefs focused on new approaches to judging quality in higher education, student learning outcomes, and innovation. This research elucidates the current state of affairs and identifies trends and new directions for the accreditation community. Additionally, NORC is conducting primary research to gather insights from institutional and programmatic accreditors about these critical issues. This new data collection involves the development of a survey instrument to be administered to accreditors and other accreditation stakeholders, to be followed by analysis of the resulting data.