Outrage in Norway Over Accrediting Course in Astrology

March 29, 2019


In Norway, Student Loans for Astrology (Inside Higher Ed, March 28, 2019) "University leaders and scientists are outraged by decision of national quality assurance agency, which says it has no choice because of a law linking recognition to job prospects.”

New England Colleges & Accreditation Issues: We Talk To The Region's Commission President (Vermont Public Radio, March 27, 2019) “Two small liberal arts colleges in Vermont will close in a few months, another will stop teaching students at the end of this semester, and one more is on probation. At the heart of each school closing is a troubling financial picture, which is tied to another factor: the school’s accreditation.”

A Struggling College Shops for New Accreditation (Inside Higher Ed, March 27, 2019) “Bennett College, to keep its accreditation and access to federal aid, follows a playbook used by other small religious colleges.”

Senators Hassan and Durbin Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Higher Education Practices (News Release, March 26, 2019) “Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Democratic Whip, today introduced the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019, also known as the PROTECT Students Act.”

Three Higher Education Proposals to Watch from the White House (EdSurge, March 23, 2019) “President Trump has called on Congress to “eliminate the archaic distinction between accreditors with a geographic scope and those with a mission-based scope.” Arguing that educational institutions operate by mission and not geography, he asserts that the agencies that review and accredit them should operate in a similar fashion.”