Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Oct 16, 2018
The private historically black institution in Georgia says it will seek a new accreditor after a federal judge rules that a regional agency can withdraw its stamp of approval, blocking access to federal financial aid.

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October 16, 2018

The private historically black institution in Georgia says it will seek a new accreditor after a federal judge rules that a regional agency can withdraw its stamp of approval, blocking access to federal financial aid.

June 11, 2018

Before education secretary restored federal recognition to ACICS, report by department staff failed the organization on numerous standards.

March 26, 2018

U.S. judge says Education Department failed to consider key evidence in judging agency for for-profit colleges, and orders a new review.

July 20, 2017

Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.

May 3, 2017

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.

May 2, 2017

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.

April 11, 2017

A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.

April 6, 2017

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

January 26, 2017

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

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.

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