Accréditation, Accreditation

03 août 2018

DeVos Delays Decision on Troubled Accreditor ACICS

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week issued an extension for her department's decision on whether to fully restore federal recognition of a troubled accreditor that the Obama administration had sought to terminate. More...

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01 août 2018

Accreditation’s insidious impact on higher education innovation

University Business Magazine logoWhile Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions. More...

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25 juillet 2018

Feds Plan Accreditation Experimentation

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Key Education Department official says innovators in higher ed should not be held back by their accreditors. More...

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85 Colleges Kept Aid After DeVos Restored Accreditor

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Eighty-five colleges overseen by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools would likely have lost access to federal student aid -- and most of their revenue -- if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had not opted to temporarily reinstate the accreditor earlier this year. More...

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24 juillet 2018

Southern Accreditor Places 4 Institutions on Probation

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges this month placed four colleges and universities on probation. More...

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23 juillet 2018

Accreditors Eye Temple

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. University is supposed to abide by standards requiring honesty and integrity. But is it in compliance after revealing that its business school lied for years to get higher rankings? U.S. News also seeks more information. More...

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Accreditor Places Sweet Briar on Warning Status

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Sweet Briar College, which has generally boasted of a speedy recovery from its near closure in 2015, has been placed on warning status by its accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More...

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22 juillet 2018

Education Department Watchdog Criticizes Oversight of Accreditors

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General last week released the results of an audit on the department's recognition processes for accrediting agencies, which serve as the gatekeepers for federal financial aid. More...

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Accreditor Removes N.J. Community College From Probation

HomeBy Paul Fain. Essex County College, a two-year institution located in Newark, N.J., has exited probationary status with its accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. More...

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Russian Agency Revokes Accreditation of Private University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Russian agency has revoked the accreditation of a prestigious private university, the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (logo at right), “in what critics fear could further erode independent education in the country," The Moscow Times reported. The agency found 11 of the institution’s bachelor's and master’s programs to be in violation of state educational standards. More...

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