Accreditation

San Francisco community college's fight for survival may hinge on an appeal

City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

Accreditor votes to shut down San Francisco's community college in 1 year

City College of San Francisco would be largest institution ever to lose recognition. Appeal and state intervention are likely.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system

Congressional panel hears from accreditors and their critics, and appears to sympathize with the latter.

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system

Proposal circulating on Capitol Hill asks accreditors to create a way for new providers to gain approval more quickly.

Faculty unions file complaint on accreditor's handling of CCSF

With City College of San Francisco facing possible accreditor-mandated shutdown, faculty unions urge agency to back down, arguing that review was flawed and tainted by conflicts of interest.

Competency-based education heats up with new entrants

Possible end game for competency-based education emerges with five new "direct assessment" programs, as foundations and experts discuss how to ensure academic quality.

U.S. accreditors expand their activities overseas

U.S. accrediting agencies believe they have a role to play in facilitating mobility and improving the quality of overseas institutions, but will they find it difficult to uphold the integrity of their standards abroad?

Pima Community College's deep accreditation crisis

A scathing report from a regional accreditor's site team tanks tighter admission standards at Pima Community College and finds a "culture of fear."

Accreditor's new standards raise bar for serving the public

Higher Learning Commission puts "public good" into regional accreditation while considering probation of the University of Phoenix. Will more for-profits stumble?

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