What does the Marjorie Webster case portend for the future of accreditation in higher education? Will the courts now “remain aloof from the accrediting process” or will they increase their scrutiny of the “standards by which higher education is governed?” The author explores questions raised by the extensive litigation and public debate produced by this tradition-breaking lawsuit.
William A. Kaplin, The Marjorie Webster Decisions on Accreditation, 52 EDUC. REC. 219 (1971).