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Computing Accreditation: Evolution and Trends Associated with U.S. Accrediting Agencies

  1. Gayle J. Yaverbaum1,
  2. Han Reichgelt2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse943

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Yaverbaum, G. J. and Reichgelt, H. 2008. Computing Accreditation: Evolution and Trends Associated with U.S. Accrediting Agencies. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Penn State Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

  2. 2

    Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

Accreditation is evolving to be an acceptable measure of a quality computing program. Several agencies provide evaluation of specialized technology programs or units in which such programs exist. This article reviews the fundamental history of computing accreditation, primarily in the United States. The fundamental concepts of accreditation, accreditation agencies, and the process itself are discussed.

Keywords:

  • accreditation;
  • computing;
  • ABET;
  • AACSB;
  • assessment;
  • computing accreditation;
  • information systems;
  • information technology;
  • computer science