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October 19, 2017


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

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Connecticut Unveils Community College Merger Plan (Inside Higher Ed, October 19, 2017) “The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education will review a plan [October 19] that would place the state's 12 community colleges under one accredited institution.”

How Western Governors University is Changing Higher Education (eLearning News, October 17, 2017) “If WGU has yet to reach into some of the nation’s other large markets, including New York State, it has much to do with the university’s accreditation status.”

The UK’s Cautionary Tale of Teaching Excellence (University Times, October 17, 2017) “The most recent reform imposed by the government, and actually enshrined in the most recent Higher Education Act, is the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a national process for the evaluation of the quality of teaching.”

After Review of NCAA Report, UNC’s Accreditor Will Not Take Further Action (The News & Observer, October 16, 2017) “UNC-Chapel Hill’s accrediting body has declined to take further action after reviewing the NCAA report that last week issued no punishment against the university for its long-running athletic and academic scandal.” (See also In UNC Case, No Watchdog for Major Academic Fraud, Chronicle of Higher Education [Subscription Required], October 13, 2017)

Yet Another Group Sets Out to Accredit Teacher-Prep Programs (Education Week, October 12, 2017) “Despite widespread agreement over the importance of effective teachers, higher education remains divided over how to prove that teaching programs are producing them. The latest evidence: the emergence of a new accreditation group, the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation, or AAQEP, seeking to give teacher-preparation programs its stamp of approval.”

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