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 portfolio

core definition

An accreditation portfolio is the accumulated evidence germane to establishing accredited status.

explanatory context


analytical review

The UNESCO definition (of portfolio of accreditation) is:

An accumulation of evidence (record of achievement) about specific proficiencies and the characteristics of an institution in relation to a specific type of activity, especially to learning standards. This operation can be accomplished either by the concerned institution or by an external assessor. (Vlãsceanu, et al., 2007, p. 28)

associated issues


related areas

See also


institutional accreditation

programme accreditation

regional accreditation

specialist accreditation

accreditation status


accreditation survey

duration of accreditation

accreditation body


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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