The Education Department has the power to put dodgy accreditors out of business, but won't use it.
At the U.S. Senate prepares for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), accreditation stands as one of the most important tools available to strengthen postsecondary education. Accreditation ultimately sets the standard for all colleges and universities to achieve.
The recent decision by the board of trustees to close Sweet Briar College raises an important question: Is there a better way to coordinate the findings of ratings groups to assist colleges and universities going forward?
Mark Spencer, a spokesman for Career Education Corp., said the company came forward to its accreditors as soon as the job
"We are confident that all concerns expressed by the (accreditors) can and will be successfully addressed in due course," Mark
College and university presidents may be losing sleep for the wrong reasons. Many of us are facing increased attention to college affordability while also striving continuously to enhance overall quality and minimize our own rising costs -- a perfect storm.