Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Feb 17, 2014
An accrediting agency just approved a free, online university with a largely volunteer faculty. Is accreditation really the squelcher of experimentation it is made out to be?

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April 10, 2014
In effort to ward off mounting criticism of accreditation, the seven regional agencies collaborate to align their punishments and how they impose them.
February 19, 2014
The accreditation process needs to change, an expert writes in a new book, but accreditors are making more progress than their critics charge.
February 18, 2014
Our imperfect system of quality assurance is what gives American higher education a degree of independence from the government interference we see elsewhere in the world, writes Alexander Astin.
February 17, 2014
An accrediting agency just approved a free, online university with a largely volunteer faculty. Is accreditation really the squelcher of experimentation it is made out to be?
October 28, 2013
David Bergeron and Steven Klinsky explain how a new innovation-focused accreditor could ensure the quality of individual courses and drive down the cost of a degree.
October 2, 2013
Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.
September 19, 2013
Georgia Tech official describes Udacity partnership on Capitol Hill, provoking back-and-forth about whether accreditation encourages or deters innovation.
August 9, 2013
Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.
August 5, 2013
Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.
June 14, 2013
Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

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