Accreditation

Accreditation Revoked

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California's Compton Community College loses recognition over range of management issues.

What Degrees Should Mean

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Lumina releases draft "profile" of what students at various levels should know and be able to do, regardless of discipline; accreditors and private colleges to test it.

Focus on For-Profits (Yes, Again)

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At accreditation meeting, Education Dept. official says rules on how vocational programs prepare students for "gainful employment" will change "significantly."

Mend It, Don't End It

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ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- About two-thirds of the way through the first day of the Education Department's two-day forum on higher education accreditation, something strange happened: a new idea emerged.

Policy Making by Post-It Notes

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As U.S. panel studying accreditation begins to set agenda, it is urged to focus on "prodding" over "fixing."

More Than Bridgepoint on Trial

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CEO skips Senate hearing examining the fast-growing for-profit online college company, but lawmakers put accreditors in the hot seat.

Educators See Federal Overreach

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Discussion of forthcoming federal definition of "credit hour" and expanding state authorization requirements shows lawmakers on both sides of aisle share worry about too much regulation.

Creation and Accreditation

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A Seventh-day Adventist university in California must resolve a dispute about teaching evolution in its biology classes or risk losing its status with the church.

What's 'Good Enough'?

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Four years ago, as a member of a panel convened by then-Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to negotiate new federal regulations on accreditation, Ralph A. Wolff was among several accreditors forced to respond to criticism that they must do more than simply require the colleges they accredit to measure whether their students are learning, as they had been doing for years.

End of the Road for Lambuth U.

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After a long struggle to survive, board announces that institution has run out of options. But Paul Quinn finds a path to survival with a new accreditor.

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