Accréditation, Accreditation

07 décembre 2018

University of the People gains accreditation

University of the People gains accreditation
Chris Parr, Times Higher Education, March 4, 2014

It's far from free, but a University of the People education will cost much less than at a traditional university, and now the degrees are accredited. More...

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29 novembre 2018

DeVos Restores Recognition for Troubled For-Profit Accreditor​

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will restore federal recognition to a for-profit college accreditor for which the Obama administration withdrew recognition. More...

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04 novembre 2018

ED overstated endorsements of for-profit college accreditor

University Business Magazine logoThe Trump administration's recommendation last week to continue the federal approval of a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges cited endorsements by peer accreditors that those organizations never made. More...

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03 novembre 2018

Marlboro College confident despite scrutiny from accreditors

University Business Magazine logoAs enrollments in the region’s colleges dwindle, accreditors are checking in. And Marlboro College – where headcounts are again down this fall – will be getting a visit from the New England Commission on Higher Education this November. More...

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01 novembre 2018

U.S. Recommends Renewed Recognition for Troubled Accreditor

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Education Department officials have recommended new life for an accrediting agency whose federal authority to operate was withdrawn by the Obama administration. More...

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Paine College on the Brink?

HomeBy Greg Toppo. The private historically black institution in Georgia says it will seek a new accreditor after a federal judge rules that a regional agency can withdraw its stamp of approval, blocking access to federal financial aid. More...

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08 octobre 2018

Accreditation lies at the heart of development

By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Samuel Kwaku Ofosu. Over the past three decades, governments in developing countries, particularly in Africa, have realised the significant value of higher education for national development. Accordingly, many governments in those countries have invested substantially in higher education expansion and have enacted liberalisation policies to allow private entrepreneurs to participate in the higher education sector. More...

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Accreditation a critical instrument that lies at the heart of development

By Fiona Crooks – Editor. In Africa Analysis, Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Samuel Kwaku Ofosu say the National Accreditation Board of Ghana needs massive capacity building to function effectively as a state-sponsored quality assurance agency and perform its vital role in improving higher education.
   In Africa Features, Patrick Swanzy reports on a lecture delivered in Cape Town by Professor Goolam Mohamedbhai about the implications of changes in higher education, such as rapid growth in student numbers, for the quality of teaching and learning.
   In Africa News, Wadgy Sawahel reports that a female student’s death at sea during an illegal migration throws the spotlight on Morocco’s inadequate higher education policies; and Wadgy Sawahel also writes on reactions to the Mauritanian government’s shutdown of two Islamic higher education institutions. Also in News, Alex Abutu reports on academics rejecting proposals to significantly increase the number of public universities in Nigeria, when existing institutions are being neglected.
   In a Special Report, Wachira Kigotho reports from the eLearning Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on calls for African leaders to work towards ‘digital parity’ to enable the continent to participate equally in both digital and material contexts; and Rodrigue Rwirahira writes about calls for African universities to adopt brain-gain, facilitated by e-learning programmes.
   In another Special Report, Sharon Dell writes about the 2018 South African Technology Network International Conference in Durban, South Africa, where the role of universities in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) was explored. In another story, Sharon Dell interviewed Sampan Silapanad, vice-president of Western Digital in Thailand, on the value of industry-university collaboration for producing graduates with skills for the 4IR.
   In a continuation of our Special Report on the Publishing Crisis, Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit reiterate the need for differentiation of institutions and in academic publishing, without which the knowledge distribution system will remain dysfunctional and ridden with inefficiencies and corruption. More...

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29 septembre 2018

Compton Community College District accreditation application approved

University Business Magazine logoSovereign control will soon return to the Compton Community College District, which has received confirmation that the Compton College Substantive Change Application was approved. More...

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24 septembre 2018

DeVos Again Delays Decision on For-Profit Accreditor

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week delayed for the second time a final decision on the federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, an oversight body the Obama administration had sought to eliminate. More...

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