Stacking the Deck?

Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.

Threat to Tenure at Law Schools

ABA is being pushed by some deans to stop regulating terms of employment as part of accreditation.

Back Off on Accreditation, States Urge U.S.

State higher ed leaders endorse aims of federal rule making process, but discourage use of regulation to achieve them.

Key GOP Senator Warns Spellings

Lamar Alexander, himself a former education secretary, vows legislation if department overreaches on accreditation.

The Next Frontier

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

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

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

Congressional Timeout for Spellings

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

Keeping Tenure Standards Alive

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

Senate and Spellings: Showdown Looms

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


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