Does university accreditation spur innovation?

As costs for higher education skyrocket and enrollments in graduate-level business programs level off, business schools face an urgent need to remake themselves. They must consider not just devising alternative delivery formats, but also revamping cost structures, staffing systems and other traditional aspects of the existing business model that make education almost unaffordable. In so…

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  1. Course based accreditation will be very difficult to implement due to the use of text books in the classroom. Innovation is virtually impossible when an instructor is required to use a text book. Therefore, the daily lessons to be taught should be computerized. The text material and other reading assignments should be computerized which would allow for unlimited student access on their smart phones. Built in audience response systems will allow each instructor to evaluate the effectiveness of each lesson. Innovative changes could be made on a daily basis and quickly evaluated. Overall course based accreditation could take place on a yearly basis and the business world would have computer access to what is working and what is not working at the college level.