Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-21, 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 18 June, 2021 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2021.


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Adverse action

core definition

Adverse action is a term used in the US to refer to failure to achieve/retain accreditation.

explanatory context


analytical review

The US Council For Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA, 2002), defines adverse action as:

Denial of eligibility or recognition of a higher education institution by an accrediting or quality assurance organization, or (U.S.) of an accrediting organization, as determined by the national, regional, or specialized accreditation body.

associated issues


related areas

See also



Council For Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2001, Glossary of Key Terms in Quality Assurance and Accreditation,, last updated 23 October 2002, accessed 18 September 2012, page not available 30 December 2016.

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