Twice a year, a body of accreditation experts known as NACIQI--the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity--gathers in a windowless conference space to debate the finer points of accreditat… Learn more.
Earlier this month, Charlotte School of Law (CSL), a for-profit law school, finally shuttered its doors, leaving students with few options and tens of thousands of dollars in debt apiece. The closure came after mo… Learn more.
Charlotte School of Law’s (CSL) closure could hardly have come as a shock to those watching closely, given that it spent most of the last year fighting for its life. But earlier this month, CSL’s license to operate… Learn more.
After trying to fight the government, ITT tech has been forced to shut its doors. This is the second big for-profit school to be effectively shut down by the government recently. There’s much wailing about all the st… Learn more.
Projections of the future are always fun. My own crystal ball is pretty cloudy, and I don’t dare put dates on what predictions I make…I can figure out the inevitable, but I’ve no skill at determining the imminent. … Learn more.
“We exist explicitly to rip off students as brutally as possible and we will deliberately provide no education in any form.” --this could be the corporate model and official slogan of many schools, and accreditati… Learn more.
Amid all the talk about fixing accreditation, a new education consultancy based in Silicon Valley is proposing a new model for assessing educational quality. The model, from Entangled Solutions, calls for evaluating tra… Learn more.
Time and again I’ve pointed out how accreditation has been taken over by the same bloated and overpaid administration that’s destroying higher education. One of the biggest signs of this is the dwindling faculty on c… Learn more.
Across the country, an untouchable caste of administrators is bent on plundering our institutions of higher education, grabbing every penny while everyone else involved in the institution looks on in despair. The gen… Learn more.
So I’m looking at a typical institution of higher education, this one passing itself off as an art school, the Academy of Art University (AAU). Alas, higher education has fallen so far that “typical school” mea… Learn more.