New Approaches to Judging Quality in Higher Education

July 18, 2018


New Approaches to Judging Quality in Higher Education (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, June, 2018) Authored for CHEA by Tafaya Ransom, Erin Knepler and Claudia Zapata-Gietl of NORC at the University of Chicago, this publication profiles a selection of emerging approaches to judging quality in higher education, discussing challenges, emerging quality assurance models and the role of data in addressing quality.

Accreditor Gives First OK in Bridgepoint Education Shakeup Plan (Politico “Morning Education” [after opening link, scroll down page to see item], July 18, 2018) “Bridgepoint Education, a large for-profit education company based in San Diego, has won approval from an accreditor to merge two of its mostly online schools, Ashford University and the University of the Rockies.”

Strayer and Capella Merger Approved (Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2018), "Capella University received approval Monday from its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, to merge its parent company, Capella Education Company, with Strayer Education Inc. The merger is expected to close on or before Aug. 1."

Accreditation's Insidious Impact On Higher Education Innovation (Forbes, July 10, 2018) "While Washington, D.C. slams accreditors for not holding colleges and universities accountable for their student outcomes, the more insidious failure of accreditation is the stifling effect on innovation at existing institutions.”


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