Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Jul 20, 2017
Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.

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June 14, 2013

Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

May 24, 2013

Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

February 20, 2013

Florida International University has embarked on an ambitious effort to internationalize the curriculum and assess students' global learning.

January 31, 2013

Regional accreditors must respond to the rise of competency-based education or risk becoming less relevant, writes Paul LeBlanc.

January 4, 2013

Department heads discuss hardships facing the discipline and the way ahead during the American Historical Association's annual meeting.

December 19, 2012

Two veterans of traditional higher education talk about why they took on the challenge of leading for-profit Ashford University during a severe accreditation crisis.

December 12, 2012

A major regional accreditor raises questions about whether the Education Department's methods of evaluating such agencies are truly helpful.

July 31, 2012

The recent decision by the Western regional accreditor to make public all of its institutional reports is an important signal of greater transparency in higher education, write Andrew P. Kelly and Mark Schneider.

July 11, 2012

Colleges fail to track adult student retention and graduation rates, survey finds. But one accreditor will now require those data. Will others follow suit?

July 10, 2012

WASC nixes Ashford University's accreditation bid, dealing blow to for-profit Bridgepoint Inc. and signaling that accreditors may take a more aggressive stance with for-profit sector.

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