Guiding Values

5. Evidence-Based Institutional Learning and Self-Presentation

Assessment and the processes an institution learns from should be well-grounded in evidence. Statements of belief and intention have important roles in an institution’s presentation of itself, but for the quality assurance function of accreditation, evidence is critical. Institutions should be able to select evidence based on their particular purposes and circumstances. At the same time, many of the minimum expectations within the Criteria for Accreditation require certain specified evidence.