Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.
Members of U.S. panel negotiating changes to accreditation rules divided over learning outcomes and transfer of credit.
U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.
As federal panel on accreditation deadlocks, U.S. official's late-night message to a member is seen as intimidation.
Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.
ABA is being pushed by some deans to stop regulating terms of employment as part of accreditation.
State higher ed leaders endorse aims of federal rule making process, but discourage use of regulation to achieve them.
Lamar Alexander, himself a former education secretary, vows legislation if department overreaches on accreditation.
A standards-based peer review process for study abroad programs that looks a bit like accreditation (but isn't) prepares to launch.
U.S. advisory panel on accreditation votes to strip recognition from New England vocational agency and takes harder line broadly.
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