Book Review: Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability

The current issue of the Planning for Higher Education Journal focuses on all-things accreditation. I’m thrilled to have contributed a review of Linda Suskie’s Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability.’ I love this book. Why? Because it gets to the heart of accreditation, contextualizing what is often a mis-understood, and therefore maligned, player in the higher education quality assurance triad of states, Education (with a capital ‘E’), and accreditation agencies.

The book also does a phenomenal job of breaking down the accreditation process for institutions wrestling with the self-study evaluation. This book is a must-read for those leading self-study committees, heading up the self-study process, or in any way more than tangentially involved with accreditation.

Check out the review here.