In the already fifth episode of the Quality Assurance Academy presents the HOW TO webinars Isabelle Fagnot, Associate Dean Quality & Accreditation, KEDGE Business School, and Geralyn McClure Franklin, Interim Dean, University of Louisiana at Lafayette B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration discussed the ins and outs of writing an accreditation report.
Starting with a broader context, Geralyn perceives an accreditation report as an actual written document proving that your institution achieved a certain level as defined in the standards used by an external body. Isabelle sees writing a report as your chance to highlight major achievements and showcase what you are doing at your institution, to simply share your story. And though the process itself of writing a report doesn’t change much, you need to always reflect on the audience you have in front of you as there are obviously different requirements for different accreditations. Hence, the terminology used throughout the report will be to a great extent affected by these differences.