Accreditors and Outcomes and Other Accreditation-Related News

April 25, 2018


Accreditors Urged to Push Harder on Outcomes (Inside Higher Ed, April 25, 2018) “[The Center for American Progress] said accreditors still need a "sizable mentality shift" to better define what constitutes adequate performance by colleges, and to do more to require that institutions meet performance standards.”

12 Students Sue CSU, Claiming Their Landscape Architecture Degrees Are Worthless (The Coloradoan, April 24, 2018) “Twelve Colorado State University graduates filed a lawsuit against CSU after the university halted efforts to secure accreditation for a landscape architecture master's degree program seven years after its launch."

Education Department to Release Draft Report on For-Profit College Accreditor Restored by DeVos Politico “Morning Education” [after opening link, scroll down to see item], April 24, 2018) “The Education Department is planning to publicly release a report outlining the initial findings made by career department staff last month as they considered whether to reinstate a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges.”"

NEASC Turns Down Proposed Community College Merger, A Move CSCU Leaders Call 'Devastating' (Hartford Courant, April 24, 2018) “The accrediting agency for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities has turned down the system’s controversial money-saving proposal to consolidate the state’s 12 community colleges — a decision CSCU leaders say will be ‘devastating’ and could lead to tuition hikes or campus closures.”"

What Are US Institutions’ Top-Shared Priorities (Education Dive, April 24, 2018) “During the Council for Higher Education Accreditation annual meeting in Washington, DC earlier this year, Sijbolt Noorda, the chairman of the Magna Charta Observatory, said, ‘Quality assurance is very often about how we do higher education, how it is organized, how we do this and that, and it very often leaves out the matter of what we are doing and why we are doing it.”

State Regulators Shut Down Silicon Valley University After Accusations San Jose School Was a 'Visa Mill' (Silicon Valley Business Journal, April 20, 2018) “Silicon Valley University, a private nonprofit college in San Jose that enrolled thousands of mostly foreign students, has been shut down by state regulators, several months after it lost its accreditation.”