Accreditation

Border Dispute

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

Back in the Oversight Business

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After years of fighting, California creates new state bureau to monitor for-profit institutions; consumer advocates say agency has little authority and gives students false sense of security.

A Leveled Playing Field

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State of Wisconsin agrees to award financial aid to students at small Christian university, reversing previous decision based on institution's accrediting status.

New Blueprint for Architecture

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Undergraduate programs are being revised to embrace more liberal arts courses and – in some instances -- to ease students’ workloads.

Assessment vs. Action

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Vast majority of colleges have systems in place to measure what undergraduates learn, survey finds. But using that information? That’s another story.

College Accountability, From the Left

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Center for American Progress, which has Obama's ear, proposes data-driven consumer protection office to safeguard students' interest in higher education.

Defining Accountability

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Policy makers urged to focus on incentives their rules create for colleges.

Scrutiny for an Accreditor

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Unhappy with regional agency's judgment in one university's case, inspector general urges Education Department to consider revoking its recognition.

Making Teaching a Profession

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Accreditor of education colleges could look toward medicine, nursing to find a new model for teaching.

Assessment Disconnect

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Annual gatherings of student learning experts and accrediting officials reveal lots of assessment activity on campuses. But policy makers ponder whether it adds up to meaningful national progress.

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