Accreditation

Survey finds increased use of learning outcomes measures, but decline in standardized tests

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Measures of student learning, beyond grades, are on the rise, according to results of a new survey. But colleges are less likely to use standardized tests for learning outcomes.

Education Department's inspector general's high-stakes audit of Western Governors U

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The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.

Critique urges accreditors to promote common set of learning outcomes

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

Education Department faces challenges in cracking down on college accreditors

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The Education Department says it's going to get tougher with college accreditors. But are those federally recognized watchdogs too big to fail?

Obama administration pushes transparency to prod accreditors

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Obama administration announces modest executive actions aimed at forcing accreditors to focus more on student outcomes -- and urges Congress to impose more sweeping changes.

Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau files an investigative demand with a national accreditor that recognizes hundreds of for-profits.

Education Department will experiment with aid eligibility for boot camps and MOOCs

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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.

Lynn University and General Assembly team up on credit-bearing study abroad

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Lynn University will issue a semester's worth of college credits for Lynn students who complete a 16-week program at General Assembly, a nonaccredited skills boot camp. Will other colleges follow?

General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher education

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Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

Amid competency-based education boom, a meeting to help colleges do it right

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With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.

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