Accreditation and Student Learning

Accreditation and Student Learning
Jun 26, 2015
Critics say proposed changes to accreditation standards for general education dilute the competencies that give U.S.-trained students a competitive edge. Accreditor, meanwhile, says new standards will lead to easier assessment of outcomes and more innovation in teaching.

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December 19, 2014

Colleges and universities need to get serious about assessing student learning -- but should stop the grim march of viewing it as a compliance requirement, writes Geoff Irvine.

December 17, 2014

There are plenty of ways faculty members and administrators can help improve the process, writes Linda Suskie in a new book.

November 11, 2014

An accrediting official who has been caught in the crucible between encouraging experimentation and protecting aid funds proposes a way for new institutions to get access to federal aid, without "subterfuge."

October 3, 2014

Audit critical of the Education Department's review process for alternative to the credit hour raises questions about direction of federal policy and could discourage some colleges.

August 25, 2014

Buying a new campus sends Burlington College deep into debt. Can it survive?

July 22, 2014

Colleges and universities need to get involved in the the rollout of the Common Core curriculum, argues a new paper from the New America Foundation.

 

May 9, 2014

Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

April 10, 2014

In effort to ward off mounting criticism of accreditation, the seven regional agencies collaborate to align their punishments and how they impose them.

February 19, 2014

The accreditation process needs to change, an expert writes in a new book, but accreditors are making more progress than their critics charge.

February 18, 2014

Our imperfect system of quality assurance is what gives American higher education a degree of independence from the government interference we see elsewhere in the world, writes Alexander Astin.

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