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Unit 1 Overview

Objectives

After reading the materials in this unit the Site Visitor will be able to:

  1. Describe the functions of higher education accreditation
  2. Outline the procedures of accreditation
  3. Explain the relationship of the Commission on Dental Accreditation to the United States Department of Education (USDE)
  4. Describe the responsibilities of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA, sometimes referred to as the Commission)
  5. Describe the relationship of the Commission to the American Dental Association
  6. Summarize the structure of the Commission

Learning Resources

Websites

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/accreditation.html#Overview

http://www.chea.org

http://www.aspa-usa.org

Appendices

1.1 CHEA Chronicle

1.2 Accreditation at a Crossroads

1.3 Recognition Chronology - Dentistry

1.4 Rules of the Commission