Accreditation

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.

Paul Quinn Loses Accreditation

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If decision is not reversed on appeal, the historically black college's students would lose eligibility for federal aid that most of them need to enroll.

Accreditation Discrimination

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Wisconsin denies state financial aid to students at Christian university -- not for religious reasons, but because it is not regionally accredited.

A College's Surprising Reprieve

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Lawsuits often paint a dire (and sometimes exaggerated) assessment of what will happen if the party doing the suing does not get its way.

But there was no hyperbole when Paul Quinn College noted in the lawsuit it filed Tuesday against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in its assertion that "the college will suffer catastrophic and irreparable harm ... [i]f the revocation of the college's accreditation is not reversed and its membership in SACS is not reinstated.... SACS's improper act could be the college's 'death knell.' "

What Doomed Global Campus?

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The attempt by the University of Illinois to build an online institution was a huge failure. What can it teach us?

90 Pages of Scandal

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New Jersey attorney general sues Stevens Institute of Technology, seeking to oust president and board chair who are accused of breaking rule after rule.

Call for Board Engagement

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In joint statement, the Association of Governing Boards and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation urge trustees to get involved in the accreditation process.

One Accreditor's Opinion

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A United States District Court judge argued that accrediting agencies should be “afforded great deference in their interpretation of their substantive rules,” when he recently upheld an agency’s decision to strip a small Presbyterian college of its accreditation as a result of the significant debt the institution has accumulated.

Border Dispute

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Online colleges say cumbersome state-by-state approval processes are hurting them -- and America.

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