Accreditation

Regulators and accreditor begin review of Purdue's boundary-testing deal with Kaplan

University’s boundary-testing deal poses a test for its accreditor and could set new precedents about online education and the role of public universities.

Accreditor's rules about faculty members spark debate at Wayne State College and among philosophers

Accreditor’s new rules are forcing a professor who has taught philosophy for 50 years to stop doing so, because her Ph.D. is in English. Many object.

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

Accreditor examines Alabama's public university governance

The governor’s heavy involvement in public college and university boards gives Southern quality-assurance agency pause.

City College of San Francisco may be turning corner on financial management

City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

Optics may be part of holdup in Education Department review of Apollo's sale

Investors fret that the Education Department's lengthy scrutiny of the U of Phoenix's proposed sale means the deal might be nixed. Politics and optics might be reasons for the delay.

Initial audit finds flaws in some law school employment reporting practices

A random review finds five of 10 institutions fell short on backing up claims about graduates' job placement success.

Regional accreditors refocus on institutions with low grad rates

Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance.

ITT Tech Shuts Down All Campuses

Following a series of federal sanctions, ITT Tech on Tuesday shut down its 130 campuses, forcing a scramble for many of the for-profit's 43,000 students.

Nassirian and LeBlanc debate new federal experiment on noncollege job training

Two experts -- Barmak Nassirian and Paul LeBlanc -- discuss federal experiment to open up student aid to eight noncollege job training programs.

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