Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-18, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 24 January, 2018 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2018.


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Accreditation duration

core definition

Accreditation decisions are usually limited to a fixed and stated period of time, after which the institution or programme is required to engage with a more or less rigorous re-accreditation process.

explanatory context


analytical review

One view of duration of accreditation links it to ongoing monitoring of the accredited institution/programme:

The duration of validity of the accreditation license is established by the accrediting body, which generally holds the right to suspend and/or to renew the license, upon the satisfactory resolution of any identified issues. (Vlãsceanu, et al., 2007, p. 20)

associated issues


related areas

See also


institutional accreditation

programme accreditation

regional accreditation

specialist accreditation

accreditation status


accreditation survey

accreditation portfolio

accreditation body

accreditation status


Vlãsceanu, L.,  Grünberg, L., and Pârlea, D., 2007,  Quality Assurance and Accreditation: A Glossary of Basic Terms and Definitions (Bucharest, UNESCO-CEPES) Revised and updated edition. ISBN 92-9069-186-7., accessed 29 January 2011, no longer available 17 January 2012.

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