Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Oct 21, 2016
Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.

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October 21, 2016

Group of colleges releases voluntarily standards for competency-based education, which Education Department official says could help prevent the rise of bad actors.

August 17, 2016

Education Department announces eight winning partnerships in experiment to open federal aid to alternative providers, with a possibly influential new way of assuring academic quality.

August 8, 2016

College of Charleston professor says he's been forced out of a job for refusing to list learning outcomes to please an accreditor. He's suing and says academic freedom is being violated.

June 30, 2016

Everyone complains about not getting reliable data on student success, but no one does anything about it. Until now, write Mary Ellen Petrisko and John Etchemendy.

June 21, 2016

The Education Department has created new data reports on the performance of accrediting agencies, using measures such as graduation and loan repayment rates at colleges the agencies oversee.

April 7, 2016

The student learning outcomes accreditors require too often reduce learning to inane, meaningless blurbs, writes Robert Shireman, which prevent the sort of quality assurance that puts student work at the center.

April 7, 2016

Most colleges put student work at the center of how they measure academic quality, writes Peter Ewell, who argues that abandoning student learning outcomes would be a serious mistake.

March 18, 2016

As boot camps, online courses and other nontraditional academic offerings expand, several organizations angle to play an accreditor-like role in the growing space.

February 24, 2016

In a lawsuit that could chart new ground, the consumer bureau is battling in court for information about how an accreditor approved some of the most controversial for-profit colleges.

January 28, 2016

Businesses should have a stronger voice in accreditation, while also developing their own alternative to the process, say the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and USA Funds.

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