Academic administration

Northwestern and Berkeley's journalism schools drop accreditor, echoing broader criticism about the value of accreditation

Northwestern’s journalism school drops its accreditor, shortly after Berkeley did the same, echoing broader questions about the value of the process and whether it impedes innovation.

Purdue acquires Kaplan University to create a new public, online university under Purdue brand

Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.

Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software

Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.

Tallahassee professor fired after program loses potential accreditation

Community college faces students upset that they can't be licensed after a professor -- fired this week -- reportedly didn't have time to deal with accreditor, despite having time to teach online at two for-profit institutions.

Vocational education surges but continues to struggle with image and gender imbalance

Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance.

More colleges look to replicate CUNY's accelerated two-year program

Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.

Students tend to overspend on college, report finds, often by choice

Most students pay more for college than an affordability benchmark recommends, according to a new report, and some of the overspending is by choice.

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