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.


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.

February 17, 2014

An accrediting agency just approved a free, online university with a largely volunteer faculty. Is accreditation really the squelcher of experimentation it is made out to be?

October 28, 2013

David Bergeron and Steven Klinsky explain how a new innovation-focused accreditor could ensure the quality of individual courses and drive down the cost of a degree.

October 2, 2013

Talk of a new accreditor for emerging course providers or even individual courses heats up, as experts describe how the idea might take shape.

September 19, 2013

Georgia Tech official describes Udacity partnership on Capitol Hill, provoking back-and-forth about whether accreditation encourages or deters innovation.

August 9, 2013

Northern Arizona University rolls out competency-based degrees, which will come with a new form of transcripts.


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