For-Profit to Nonprofit Conversions and Other Accreditation-Related Issues
More Pressure on Accreditors in Changing Higher Ed Landscape (Inside Higher Ed, August 15, 2018) “The role of college oversight bodies is in the spotlight as more large for-profit institutions look to reclassify as nonprofits.”
Do College Students Need "Borrower Defense"? (The Heritage Foundation, August 15, 2018) “To receive federal taxpayer money, colleges and universities must first be accredited. This assures us that every taxpayer dollar spent on higher education goes toward providing a worthwhile, valuable education, right?”
Strong Hand of Regulation Protects Students (Education Next, Fall, 2018) “Peer review through the accreditation process may be a good way to support continuous improvement. It is a terrible way to prevent fraud.”
Candidate Running for Office Who Claimed to Have College Degree Allegedly Faked Diploma (ESR News Blog, August 1, 2018) To combat diploma mills in the U.S., the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) offers a Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized United States Accrediting Organizations” (See also Diploma Controversy Leads Florida Candidate to Suspend Campaign, CNN Politics, August 14, 2018).
Accreditor Moves Up Review of Temple's Fox School After Ranking Scandal (Philadelphia Business Journal, August 10, 2018) “The organization that accredits Temple University’s Fox School of Business is moving up its scheduled re-accreditation review by more than a year in the wake of its recent ranking scandal, the school announced.”