The Next Frontier

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A standards-based peer review process for study abroad programs that looks a bit like accreditation (but isn't) prepares to launch.

Cranking Up the Pressure

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U.S. advisory panel on accreditation votes to strip recognition from New England vocational agency and takes harder line broadly.

Lack of Consensus on Lack of Consensus

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U.S. negotiating session on accreditation ends in a whimper, with panelists not even agreeing to disagree.

Congressional Timeout for Spellings

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Spending bill passed by House panel would restrict Education Department from pursuing changes in federal accreditation rules.

Keeping Tenure Standards Alive

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Law school accrediting group can't agree on plan to end rules on terms of employment.

Senate and Spellings: Showdown Looms

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Letter from lawmakers urges education secretary not to propose changes in U.S. rules governing accreditation.

Senate Higher Ed Bill Emerges (Slowly)

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Legislation would replace U.S. advisory panel on accreditation with alternative; lawmakers divided on extent of cuts to lenders.

St. Andrews Faces Accreditation Loss

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Southern association moves to revoke small North Carolina college's approval and places four others on probation.

Spellings Gets Tougher on the ABA

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Education secretary upholds limited recognition of law school accreditor, but reinstates scrutiny of its standard on admissions diversity.

Debate Under Duress in California

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With law regulating for-profit higher education now inoperable, efforts to replace it face resistance even as legislators approve one solution.


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