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Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Alternative Higher Education: A Policy Perspective, Council for Higher Education Accreditation and The Presidents’ Forum, 2014.
This policy report that explores the potential for an external quality review process for "non-institutional" providers in higher education. This emerging field include companies and non-profits that offer courses, modules or badges. Most of this sector is online, non-credit and low-cost. This publication presents the work of the Commission on Quality Assurance and Alternative Higher Education established in Fall 2013 with the purpose to explore the growth of alternative or the “non-institutional” sector of higher education and whether some form of external quality review that is both voluntary and non-regulatory would be desirable. This policy report provides a summary of these discussion and observations.