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February 14, 2017   

Accreditation in the News compiles news, articles and reports covering accreditation and quality assurance issues in the United States and internationally.


An Idea for Real Reform for Secretary DeVos (National Review, February 12, 2017) “We in higher education are seeing the despotic impositions of educational bureaucrats floating up in our direction through the efforts of our administrative class to impose a ‘culture of assessment’ through the increasingly intrusive and pointlessly homogenizing standards for accreditation.”

10 Facts About Accreditation in Online Degree Programs (Yahoo News, February 9, 2017) “A program should be accredited by agencies recognized by the Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, experts say.”

Guest Opinion: Students As Voice on Accreditation (Daily Iowan, February 8, 2017) “Last week, for the first time ever, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation annual conference in Washington, D.C., featured a panel on accreditation from the perspective of students.”

ABA Reject Proposal to Toughen Accreditation (Inside Higher Ed, February 7, 2017) “The American Bar Association House of Delegates on Monday rejected a proposal to require all law schools it accredits to have 75 percent of their students who sit for bar exams pass them within two years of graduation.”


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