January 8, 2016   

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Students at Odds With Government Over Measuring Teacher Quality (Times Higher Education, January 7, 2016)
“Students have ranked the initial measure proposed for the teaching excellence framework, the results of Quality Assurance Agency [UK] reviews, lowest among potential indicators of teaching standards.”

Controversial Community-College Accreditor Was Noncompliant, Education Secretary Affirms (The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 7, 2016)
"The acting U.S. secretary of education, John B. King Jr., has upheld two findings of noncompliance against the agency [Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges] that tried to strip City College of San Francisco of its accreditation."

Senator Mike Lee Compares Fixing Broken Government to Cutting a Mullet (KSL.com, Salt Lake City, UT, January 6, 2016)
“Higher education currently ties student loans to a decades-old federal accreditation system that doesn't account for modern realities, he said. States, Lee said, should be allowed to accredit alternative programs that don't fall into the traditional four-year college.”

Reflecting on Ratings (Inside Higher Ed, January 5, 2016)
“A chief architect [Jamienne Studley] of the Obama administration’s College Scorecard and its recent executive actions on accreditation reflects on her tenure at the Education Department.”

MOOCS: International Credit Transfer System Edges Closer (Times Higher Ed, January 4, 2016)
“Six universities from Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. are seeking to establish a new alliance in which each organisation’s massive open online courses (MOOCs) are formally accredited by partner institutions.”


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