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 7, 2012

Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

April 30, 2012

Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).

March 7, 2012

Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.

December 19, 2011

Federal panel appears to have rejected idea of decoupling accreditation and financial aid eligibility, favoring less-dramatic changes to quality assurance system.

November 18, 2011

In redesign of accreditation process, Western agency will publish reports on colleges and require institutions to define graduates' "levels of proficiency" -- but
proposals to compel peer comparisons face pushback.

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