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Medical-Education Groups Agree to Single Accreditation System – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Medical-Education Groups Agree to Single Accreditation System – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

U. of the People Announces That It Has Received Accreditation – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Accreditors weigh into the growing political debate in DC over their field | Inside Higher Ed

Accreditors weigh into the growing political debate in DC over their field  | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Title IV should not be under the purview of accreditation, in my opinion.  Quality of education and management should be their purview.

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Accreditors Now Find Themselves Under Critical Review

Accreditors Now Find Themselves Under Critical Review | Accreditation | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Amid higher education's rapid changes, the continuing value of the lengthy, complex accreditation process is raising skeptical questions.
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I don't think accreditation should go away, but it needs to be more nimble.

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Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system | Inside Higher Ed

Congressional panel hears criticism of 'broken' accreditation system | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Both sides make good points, but change needs to happen in accreditation, one of which is that accreditors need to find a way to move more quickly.

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Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses | Inside Higher Ed

Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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"Under his plan, the head of the state’s public school system and the chancellor of the university system would together certify which courses among those not offered by accredited institutions deserve to be “Florida-accredited.”


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Competency-based education continues spread | Inside Higher Ed

Competency-based education continues spread | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Competency-based and self-paced learning.  Some accredititors seem to be willing to work with this customized learning.  I say good on them!

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Coase and Carey: Be Careful What You Wish For | Inside Higher Ed

Coase and Carey: Be Careful What You Wish For | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Let's hope accreditation by course doesn't come to pass.

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Colleges Ask Education Dept. to Clarify Rules on Competency and Credit - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges Ask Education Dept. to Clarify Rules on Competency and Credit - Government - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
Programs that award credit for prior learning have been around for a while, but they haven't been using federal student aid. That may be about to change.
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Let's hope the U.S. Dept of Ed gets this done!

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Accreditation Actions Increased During Financial Downturn - Bottom Line - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Accreditation Actions Increased During Financial Downturn - Bottom Line - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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The financial downturn coincided with Congress's inquiries into accreditors so of course there was an increase in action.

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WASC raises concerns about Education Department's evaluation of accreditors | Inside Higher Ed

WASC raises concerns about Education Department's evaluation of accreditors | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Accrediting Council Creates Group on International Quality Assurance | Inside Higher Ed

Accrediting Council Creates Group on International Quality Assurance | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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A book explores how to make accreditation more effective | Inside Higher Ed

A book explores how to make accreditation more effective | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Language is key across accreditors so that decisions made are fair and equitable. 

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Judge overturns accreditor's decision and fines it $420,000 | Inside Higher Ed

Judge overturns accreditor's decision and fines it $420,000 | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Almost looks like the accreditor as a bully.

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Pressure on Accreditation Is Cause for Concern, Speaker Warns

Pressure on Accreditation Is Cause for Concern, Speaker Warns | Accreditation | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. An accreditation group's leader urged a gathering of college presidents to help fix a "bad narrative" in Washington that affects all of higher education.
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Australian accreditor eases pathway for institutions with track records | Inside Higher Ed

Australian accreditor eases pathway for institutions with track records | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system | Inside Higher Ed

Minerva pushing proposal to create new accreditation system | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Something needs to *un-stodgify* accreditation.

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U.S. accreditors expand their activities overseas | Inside Higher Ed

U.S. accreditors expand their activities overseas | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Many problems to solve here.  Perhaps accreditors should begin by making some fixes in the U.S. first?

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Khan Academy's Salman Khan And Institute Of Play's Katie Salen Find Technology Can Update Education

Khan Academy's Salman Khan And Institute Of Play's Katie Salen Find Technology Can Update Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
Salman Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a not-for-profit that hosts more than 3,800 free educational videos online.
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Salen says it all: 

"It's very difficult. But unless people are asking questions and pushing, we're never going to get out of the model we know doesn't work for most kids."

  
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ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment | Inside Higher Ed

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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ACE recommending credit for MOOCs, self-directed courses and other (currently) non-credit courses.

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Did State of the Union create opening for competency-based programs and other innovations? | Inside Higher Ed

Did State of the Union create opening for competency-based programs and other innovations? | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Perhaps outcome-based education's time is coming soon.

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Competency-based education and regional accreditation | Inside Higher Ed

Competency-based education and regional accreditation | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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High-profile problems at highly visible universities get accreditor's attention | Inside Higher Ed

High-profile problems at highly visible universities get accreditor's attention | Inside Higher Ed | Accreditation | Scoop.it
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Pertaining to SACS.

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Accreditation Is Not Nearly as Expensive as Widely Thought, Study Finds - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Accreditation Is Not Nearly as Expensive as Widely Thought, Study Finds - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Accreditation | Scoop.it
Research universities spent an average of about $414,500, while baccalaureate colleges spent $312,000, according to new research.
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