Accréditation, Accreditation

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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A Tipping Point for Accreditors

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Q&A with the co-editors of an anthology of essays on accreditation about new challenges for the college oversight bodies. More...

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Probation for For-Profit College Chain

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. An accreditor places each college of the for-profit Center for Excellence in Higher Education on probation, finding misrepresentations to students and -- at one campus -- discriminatory attitudes toward students. More...

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24 août 2018

Top universities demand better accreditation system

By Eugene Vorotnikov. The 50 largest Russian universities have called on Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, to abolish the current system of state accreditation of universities, due to its backwardness, according to universities’ representatives. More...

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23 août 2018

2 New England Colleges Placed on Probation

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The accreditor for New England has placed two independent nonprofit colleges on probation, it said recently. More...

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Too Late for a Fix?

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. University says it's turning around finances in time to keep accreditation, but leaked documents seem to call that assertion into question. More...

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More Pressure on Accreditors in Changing Higher Ed Landscape

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits. More...

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