There are two attitudes that I have seen administrators take to accreditation - it is an imposition from an outside agency trying to dictate policy and practices, or it is a quality improvement process developed by our peers to strengthen our institutions.  I am a strong believer that it is the latter and have engaged extensively in the process as evidenced by the experiences listed below.  I have extensive experience with university wide accreditors including the Higher Learning Commission, Middle States, and SACSCOC.  In addition: