The Council on Aviation Accreditation: Part Two. Contemporary Issues

Part 1 of this case study of the Council on Aviation Accreditation (CAA) examined the history of the CAA, the accreditation process, and the current environment in which the CAA operates. Part 2 considers that during the past 17 years, the CAA has been actively accrediting various aviation academic programs and today boasts 60 accredited programs at 21 institutions nationwide (U.S.). However, out of 105 institutional members of the University Aviation Association (UAA), an organization representing collegiate aviation with over 800 members, only 20% of UAA institutions currently have CAA accredited programs. This is in contrast to an average 59% accreditation rate in other academic fields. The 2nd part of this case analysis raises and explores several questions in order to more fully understand why only one-fifth of aviation academic programs are accredited by the CAA: 1) What are some of the costs to a program seeking CAA accreditation; 2) what are some of the benefits of being CAA accredited; 3) why do some programs seek CAA accreditation; 4) why do programs choose not to seek CAA accreditation; 5) what role is the CAA playing in the international aviation academic community; and 6) what possible strategies might CAA adopt to enhance the benefits of CAA accreditation and increase the number of CAA-accredited programs?


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: pp 34-60
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  • Accession Number: 01045076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 4:44PM