A College's Surprising Reprieve

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Lawsuits often paint a dire (and sometimes exaggerated) assessment of what will happen if the party doing the suing does not get its way.

But there was no hyperbole when Paul Quinn College noted in the lawsuit it filed Tuesday against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in its assertion that "the college will suffer catastrophic and irreparable harm ... [i]f the revocation of the college's accreditation is not reversed and its membership in SACS is not reinstated.... SACS's improper act could be the college's 'death knell.' "

What Doomed Global Campus?

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The attempt by the University of Illinois to build an online institution was a huge failure. What can it teach us?

90 Pages of Scandal

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New Jersey attorney general sues Stevens Institute of Technology, seeking to oust president and board chair who are accused of breaking rule after rule.

Call for Board Engagement

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In joint statement, the Association of Governing Boards and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation urge trustees to get involved in the accreditation process.

One Accreditor's Opinion

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A United States District Court judge argued that accrediting agencies should be “afforded great deference in their interpretation of their substantive rules,” when he recently upheld an agency’s decision to strip a small Presbyterian college of its accreditation as a result of the significant debt the institution has accumulated.

Border Dispute

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Online colleges say cumbersome state-by-state approval processes are hurting them -- and America.

Back in the Oversight Business

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After years of fighting, California creates new state bureau to monitor for-profit institutions; consumer advocates say agency has little authority and gives students false sense of security.

A Leveled Playing Field

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State of Wisconsin agrees to award financial aid to students at small Christian university, reversing previous decision based on institution's accrediting status.

New Blueprint for Architecture

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Undergraduate programs are being revised to embrace more liberal arts courses and – in some instances -- to ease students’ workloads.

Assessment vs. Action

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Vast majority of colleges have systems in place to measure what undergraduates learn, survey finds. But using that information? That’s another story.


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