Informing Improvement: Recommendations for Enhancing Accreditor Data-Use to Promote Student Success and Equity

Published June 2019
by Nathan Arnold, Mamie Voight, Jessica Morales, Kim Dancy, and Art Coleman

With a primary responsibility for assuring quality and continuous institutional improvement, postsecondary accreditation agencies hold enormous power to improve student success, especially for low-income students and students of color. They also have a unique and critical responsibility to use data to inform their review efforts, evaluate their institutions' progress, and ensure that the institutions they oversee are providing equitable opportunities for all students. This report highlights this imperative, illustrates model practices, and identifies actionable opportunities for accreditors to strengthen their data-use to ensure that their institutions are promoting student success and serving students equitably.

See Informing Improvement: Recommendations for Enhancing Accreditor Data-Use to Promote Student Success and Equity.