Accreditation Warning for University of Alaska

October 2, 2019


Alaska’s Accreditor Issues a Warning to the System (The Chronicle of Higher Education [subscription required], September 30, 2019) “The University of Alaska’s Board of Regents will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to deal with a disturbing message delivered in the midst of restructuring discussions that have found the system’s president at odds with its three chancellors. The message came from the system’s accreditor, which warned that confusion over leadership roles and authorities is jeopardizing the accreditation status of the system’s three universities, in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.”

Hampshire College Works on New Education Model (Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 1, 2019) “Hampshire College has developed three potential plans for reinventing its education model as the college seeks to restore a stable student enrollment. In early November, Hampshire’s leadership will present that model and other evidence to New England’s regional accreditation body for higher education, which in June warned the college that it was in danger of being put on probation or losing its accreditation if conditions continued or worsened.”

Alexander's HEA Proposal Receives Mixed Reviews (Politico “Morning Education,” September 27, 2019) “The Senate HELP chairman on Thursday brought forward a package of eight bipartisan bills that would make piecemeal updates to HEA, without a broader deal to comprehensively overhaul it.”

Senator Alexander’s Missed Opportunity To Improve Higher Education (Forbes, September 26, 2019) “Today on the floor of the Senate, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced a package of ideas of reform the Higher Education Act (HEA).”