Accreditation Lawsuit Dropped

November 2, 2018


WMU-Cooley Law Settles Lawsuit With Bar Association (Kalamazoo News, November 1, 2018) “A lawsuit filed against the American Bar Association for a letter critical of the WMU-Cooley Law School has been settled.”

University of Maryland’s Accreditation Under Review in Wake of Football Death (The Washington Post, November 1, 2018) “The University of Maryland’s accreditation is being reviewed following the death of a student-athlete and media reports of problems within the state flagship school’s football program.”

Millennium Leadership Initiative Boasts Record Participation in 20th Year (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, October 29, 2018) “In a panel discussion Monday about how accreditation and governing boards can work together to improve a school’s outcomes, leaders were advised to confide in and consult with their respective accrediting commissions so that they can best serve students and keep their doors open. Loss of accreditation – often brought on by financial mismanagement or deep board-administration conflict – usually spells the demise of a school, a peril of particular relevance now to some HBCUs, panelists noted.”

Reviving Trust in Higher Education, One Innovative College at a Time (The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, October 29, 2018) “Thales College will welcome its first class of students in 2019. Sometime in the future the college might consider approaching an accrediting body to see how it would regard an institution as unique as Thales. However, [founder Robert Luddy] noted that securing accreditation is not a ‘game changer’ because employers, colleges, and universities look primarily at the students’ grades, coursework and major, and the college’s reputation for quality instruction. They do not base hiring and graduate school admission decisions primarily on whether a transcript comes from an accredited institution.”

Mayor of City in Florida Drops Ph.D. from Biography after Issuing School Revealed to Be Diploma Mill (ESR News Blog, October 23, 2018) “Diploma mill providers that sell worthless degrees without requiring academic achievement make an estimated $200 million annually, to help combat diploma mill problem in the United States and verify accredited schools, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation offers an online Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations and the U.S. Department of Education offers an online Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.”