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Accreditation was previously defined as a voluntary process in which recognition is granted to educational programs which meet or exceed established standards of educational quality. One of the inherent problems in the application of the accreditation process lies in the identification of educational quality, an elusive and subjective concept which creates the fear of the accreditation process becoming equally subjective. The author discusses this fear, along with other misconceptions regarding the implementation of accreditation in hospitality management programs at the baccalaureate level, concluding a two-part series begun in the Spring 1985 issue.
Tanke, Mary L.
"Accreditation: Implications For Hospitality Management Education,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol4/iss1/6