Fault Lines on Accreditation

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As U.S. rule making panel begin its work, members skirmish over legal authority and learning outcomes.

When Is Student Learning 'Good Enough'?

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Almost from the beginning of its work, the Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education made it clear that it considered the American system of higher education accreditation to be falling short of its mission to be the chief guardian of quality among the nation’s colleges.

Tussling Over Transfer of Credit

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Whether U.S. should require accreditors to monitor colleges' transfer policies divides nonprofit and for-profit agencies.

Pushback Against Perceived Power Grab

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Accreditors and colleges oppose Education Department's effort to ramp up federal oversight of quality control process. 

Drawing A Hard Line

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Accrediting groups give ground on reporting student learning outcomes -- but not enough to satisfy U.S. officials.

Explaining the Accreditation Debate

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Here's why the work of a U.S. panel reviewing federal rules on accreditation matters.

Showdown Looms on Accreditation

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Education Dept. offers compromise on measuring learning outcomes, but colleges say plan would still "federalize" accreditation.

Heading for Disagreement

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Members of U.S. panel negotiating changes to accreditation rules divided over learning outcomes and transfer of credit.

Muddled Outcome on Transfer of Credit

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U.S. negotiating panel formally rejects proposal for new policy for accreditors, but for-profit college officials perceive victory.

Dissent and a Disputed Phone Call

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As federal panel on accreditation deadlocks, U.S. official's late-night message to a member is seen as intimidation.


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