These are some of the commonly suggested changes to the accreditation system that many experts believe must happen in the next few years.
#8 should be #1
Establish minimum standards for graduating students.
If accreditation is going to mean something, then many believe that students who graduate from accredited institutions should be able to meet minimum standards upon graduation. This means being able to read, write, and reason at a college-appropriate level. Why the push for this change? Recent studies of college graduates have shown that only 25% are considered literate at a proficient level, something policymakers see as a major problem
Identify and report on student success.
Cater accreditation to online colleges.
Allow students at any institution to get federal aid.
Reform the peer review system.
Enact stricter penalties for institutions that are underperforming.
Make accreditation more cost-effective.