Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Mar 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.

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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.

December 3, 2015

Association leader says accreditors could discourage politicians' focus on economic-driven measure of quality if they jointly embraced indicators of student learning.

October 21, 2015

Skills Fund wants to be both a private lender and new form of accreditor for the rapidly expanding boot camp sector, with a heavy focus on students' return on investment.

October 20, 2015

Nation's largest accreditor has decided that many of those who lead dual enrollment classes aren't qualified to do so, leaving schools and colleges fearing the loss of a program they view as a success.

October 14, 2015

Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

October 5, 2015

Education Department's Office of Inspector General criticizes a regional accreditor over its review of competency-based education programs, citing faculty role.

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