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.
Accreditation and Student Learning
There are plenty of ways faculty members and administrators can help improve the process, writes Linda Suskie in a new book.
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."
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.
Buying a new campus sends Burlington College deep into debt. Can it survive?
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.
Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.
In effort to ward off mounting criticism of accreditation, the seven regional agencies collaborate to align their punishments and how they impose them.
The accreditation process needs to change, an expert writes in a new book, but accreditors are making more progress than their critics charge.
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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