Warning to Legislators on University of Alaska Accreditation

July 10, 2019

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Accreditation Risk From Alaska Cuts (Inside Higher Ed, July 11, 2019) “The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is warning Alaska legislators that a 41 percent cut to the state university system’s budget could threaten its accreditation status.”

7 Warning Signs an Online Degree is a Scam (US News & World Report, July 3, 2019) “The growth of online education in recent years has led to more opportunities for legitimacy and transparency, says Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Despite the growth of online education, scams and diploma mills still persist on the web.”

DeVos Repeals Obama-Era Rule Cracking Down on For-Profit Colleges (The New York Times, June 28, 2019) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday officially repealed an Obama-era regulation that sought to crack down on for-profit colleges and universities that produced graduates with no meaningful job prospects and mountains of student debt they could not hope to repay.”

University of Maryland Placed on 'Warning' Amid Accreditation Review After Death of Football Player (The Baltimore Sun, June 29, 2019) “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education announced on Friday that it had placed the University of Maryland, College Park on warning amid a review of the university’s accreditation. The accreditation agency’s decision, which puts the university’s accreditation at risk, is the latest development in the aftermath of football player Jordan McNair’s death from heatstroke in June 2018.”





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