Online Education and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

September 15, 2017

Standardization in Online Education (Inside Higher Ed, September 15, 2017) “A regional accreditor recently denied an Arizona community college’s bid to increase its online degree offerings, with a decision that highlights challenges colleges may face when seeking to expand their online presence.”

Terminated For-Profit Accreditor Seeks New Life (Politico “Morning Education,” September 14, 2017) “The [Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools] will submit a formal petition for recognition as a national accreditor to the [U.S. Department of Education] by October 1.”

Colleges Need to Do More to Help Students Transfer Credits, GAO Says (Washington Post, September 13, 2017) “A part of the problem is for-profit schools are typically nationally accredited whereas public and private nonprofit colleges are regionally accredited, and prefer to accept credits from other regionally accredited schools, the [Government Accountability Office] said.”

City to Review Hiring Practices Following Employee’s Unaccredited MBA (Global News (Canada), September 13, 2017) “’We’ve asked the administration to look at how we look at accreditation and degrees to make sure that we have as a robust a review as possible,’ [Regina Mayor Michael] Fougere said.”

The Accreditation Race (Inside Higher Ed, September 8, 2017) “Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said that both regional and national accrediting agencies are well equipped to assess online-only institutions.”

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