Accreditation

ACE panel calls for sustaining but changing regional accreditation

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Higher ed group's panel calls for refining, not revamping, system of quality assurance, with emphasis on transparency and independence from the government.

Midway College's attempt at creating a pharmacy school shows dangers of assumed quick fix

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Midway College’s aborted effort to construct a pharmacy school shows that an assumed quick fix to finance problems might not be as easy as it seems.

Prior learning assessment catches on, quietly

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Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

Is Romney Right about Full Sail University?

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Mitt Romney singled out the university while praising for-profits as cost-effective. Full Sail graduates 78 percent of its students, but is it really the better value Romney suggested?

Groups seek stronger role for employers in the accreditation process

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Businesses should have a stronger voice in accreditation, while also developing their own alternative to the process, say the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and USA Funds.

City College of San Francisco faces new scrutiny of finances amid ongoing accreditation challenge

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City College of San Francisco for years has been facing an accreditation crisis linked to its finances, and the accreditation woes may have contributed to a new fiscal management problem.

Calif. community college accreditor loses bid to reverse U.S. findings against it

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The embattled accrediting organization will now have until January 2017 to resolve the Education Department’s findings that it failed to meet federal standards.

Education Department staff recommends sanctions for California community college accreditor

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Education Department staff recommends sanctions for the accreditor of the state’s two-year colleges.

Early glimpse at student achievement at College for America, a competency-based degree provider

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Southern New Hampshire U's College for America releases a promising early snapshot of the general-education learning and skills of students who are enrolled in a new form of competency-based education.

Senate investigative panel opens inquiry about college accreditors

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Lawmakers are looking at how accreditors judge the quality and financial stability of colleges.

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