Accreditation

How to build a thriving online enterprise within a private nonprofit university

Lessons learned from the founders of an online university that generated more than $270 million dollars in net earnings over nine years.

The authors were the founders of Touro University International (TUI), which at first was an online branch of Touro College and later became a separately accredited university by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. TUI remained within the Touro College and University System from 1998 to 2007. It was then sold and became a stand-alone, for-profit university, currently known as Trident University International. During its nine years of operation within the Touro System, TUI generated more than $270 million dollars in net earnings.

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San Francisco CC targeted by "rogue" accreditation commission

Last Sunday, 150 students staged a sit-in at San Francisco's City Hall, demanding that the mayor defend City College of San Francisco. Twenty-six were arrested. The target of an unusually frank attack from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the much-loved, low-tuition community college may shut down in July 2014.

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Feds cite faults with City College of San Francisco accreditation panel

The commission that decided to revoke City College of San Francisco's accreditation next year did not adhere to several federal regulations when it investigated the school system, the Department of Education said in a letter.

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Is higher ed the next target of corporate ‘reformers’?

The proposed shuttering of City College of San Francisco bears unsettling parallels to K-12 school closings.

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More community colleges facing accreditation problems

Campus infighting, perceptions of cultural insensitivity, and inadequate counseling are just some of the reasons the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges gave Los Angeles Mission College's Sylmar campus a warning recently for "academic and administrative deficiencies."

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Accrediting body issues warning to UNC School of the Arts

The UNC School of the Arts has been placed on a 12-month warning by the accrediting body for Southern colleges and universities after a review showed what the agency called “significant noncompliance.”

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Ore. university board bid hits snag

A push by two of Oregon’s largest universities to break free from the statewide university system has run into an obstacle amid renewed opposition from some of the smaller, regional schools.

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Why Big Government Should Keep Away from College Ratings and Accreditation

If a college freshman stepped onto a campus where it was obvious that the administration had spent months eviscerating each other over petty slights instead of balancing the budget—or refusing to name a dean because a faction of the faculty resent his work on committees—the student would undoubtedly run screaming into the night looking for the fastest way out of there.

The ACGME Accreditation System: Today and Tomorrow

Every teaching hospital and academic medical center knows that the process of becoming accredited and re-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an arduous task. The ACGME is attempting to ease this burden by introducing a new accreditation model called The Next Accreditation System (NAS). The NAS introduces dramatic changes in the way the ACGME accredits institutions and graduate medical education (GME) programs, with the initial implementation of the NAS to start in July 2013, followed by complete implementation in July 2014.

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Southern University Placed On 6-Month Probation For Failure To Comply With SACS Commission Standards

Southern University in Baton Rouge has been placed on a 6-month probation for failing to provide documentation showing evidence of student improvement, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune learned Friday.

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