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Accréditation

New Turkey, Old Rules

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 11.16.2014 | Media
Alparslan Akkuş

It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.

Signing Off from One More Teacher Preparation Ranking

Robert C. Pianta | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Robert C. Pianta

It has become increasingly clear that NCTQ ratings and rankings are but one more compliance activity, like accreditation, foisted on teacher preparation programs. The activity takes valuable faculty and staff time away from real work with real students.

A High-Stakes Moment: Accreditation, the Federal Government and Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Judith Eaton | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Judith Eaton

We have reached a point where federal involvement in judging quality is decisive about the academic functions of colleges and universities. Government is telling accreditors what counts as quality and directly managing accreditation's operation too. Will this reauthorization bring a ministry of education into our midst?

Musings on a Turnaround

Yolanda J. Gorman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Yolanda J. Gorman

There was an utter and systematic failure of leadership that had all but destroyed the structural integrity of the organization. The only things that kept the school from completely losing its accreditation were the academic programs. Somehow the faculty had continued to show up and bring their best to students in spite of the decline.

Bureacracy Ad NAuSeuM: Is the Unaccredited Life Worth Living?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

What's the payoff for the enormous amount of faculty time (and stress) invested in preparing the self-study document and submitting to a curriculum colonoscopy every decade? What's the "value added" for being accredited?

Ensuring Academic Quality in Higher Ed

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Using accrediting commissions is still the best way to ensure quality in U.S. higher education, and we should rely on these commissions to audit and validate institutions' learning outcomes.

Chris Kirkham

College Accreditation Panel Recommends For-Profit University Probation

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

A team of accreditors reviewing the University of Phoenix has recommended that the school be placed on probation, the university's parent said Monday,...

Part Two: A Quaker Liberal Arts College Assesses Its President?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.27.2013 | College
Victor M. Feraru

This week, using six categories of investigation, The Guilfordian will assess the state of the college during Chabotar's 11-year term.

Looking for a Villain

Robert Shireman | Posted 04.22.2013 | San Francisco
Robert Shireman

Unfortunately, things aren't looking so good for City College of San Francisco (CCSF). The college's accreditor, frustrated that the college had not been attentive to problems it had been pointing out for years, set a March 15 deadline for CCSF to make the needed changes.

University Of Virginia Put On Warning

AP | JAMIE STENGLE and MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 02.10.2013 | College

DALLAS — The University of Virginia was put on warning Tuesday by an accrediting panel that found indications the school broke governance rules ...

Students Suing School Over Useless Psych Degrees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

Parents often try to sway students away from "useless" (read: less-than-lucrative) majors. Students at the Los Angeles campus of the Chicago School of...

Letter Never Sent

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Students know that turning an essay in late and with errors can cost them. The mistakes are magnified when they occur in a University's apologia to preserve accreditation. We hope SACS will grade kindly.

What's This Accreditation Stuff All About Anyway?

Keith Wade | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Keith Wade

Little in higher education is more misunderstood or more important than accreditation. Opinions, misunderstandings, and lies abound.

What Did I Do Wrong? Why that A Paper Is a B-

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Universities and colleges have a highly contested, often esoteric set of grading systems and each professor has a singular, usually insular approach to assessment.