Accreditation

Whither Accreditation?

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As accreditation council convenes agency officials and college leaders, they contemplate changes big and small -- including possibility of Congressional charter to recalibrate balance between federal and institutional roles.

Assuring Quality, Across Borders

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At international seminar, those charged with validating the quality of their nations' colleges discuss trends in accreditation, and a common scourge: degree mills.

Nonprofit Colleges as Takeover Targets

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Investors are buying traditional institutions -- but the hurdles, including "cultural risks," are many.

Back to Normal (Read: Boring)

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Unlike (relative) drama of 2007 negotiations over accreditation, panel now debating changes in federal rules focuses on the mostly mundane.

'Tuning' College Degrees

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In a major new effort to assure rigor and relevance for college degrees at various levels, three states are today formally launching a project aimed at “tuning” academic programs in six fields of study.

Accreditor Eyes Course Outsourcing

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North Central wants to know more about arrangements between StraighterLine and Ellis, Fort Hays State and Grand Canyon Universities.

More Meaningful Accreditation

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Regional accrediting group contemplates major shift that would separate "compliance" from "improvement," with goal of increasing rigor and transparency of former and flexibility of latter.

Peace in Accreditation Land

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In stark contrast to 2007, federal negotiations over accreditation rules end in accord, overcoming dispute over student learning outcomes that might have derailed the proceeding.

Raising the Bar on Teacher Ed

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Teacher education accreditor revises standards, and also says institutions must move beyond merely "acceptable" levels.

Advice for U.S. on Accreditation

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As the federal government prepares to reconstitute its advisory committee on quality assurance, Inside Higher Ed solicits suggestions on the panel's charge and composition.

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