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  • Global Higher Education

    December 15, 2013

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    Going Global

    What can we learn from an assessment designed to measure the skills and knowledge of students all over the world? (Actually, that's a good question.)

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 15, 2013

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    Higher Education's Higher Accountability

    Amid a recent spate of federal and state efforts to directly regulate higher education, accountability has gotten a bad reputation in academe. But colleges and universities already have a long history of effectively holding themselves to account.

  • Students

    November 20, 2013

    Competency-Based Education Takes Center Stage in Washington Discussion

    Higher education experts gathered Nov. 18 in Washington to discuss the growing field of competency-based education and community colleges’ role in its development and implementation.

  • Higher Education Act

    September 20, 2013

    Senate, House Hold HEA Reauthorization Hearings

    ​The Senate and House are moving forward on preparations to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the primary law governing federal higher education programs.

  • Accreditation and Standards

    June 7, 2012

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    ACE Releases Accreditation Task Force Report

    In the report of the ACE's National Task Force on Institutional Accreditation released today, academic leaders urge the higher education community to strengthen and improve the quality and public accountability of the institutional accreditation...

  • Accreditation and Standards

    April 20, 2012

    NACIQI Releases Accreditation Recommendations

    The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, the panel that advises the education secretary on accrediting agencies, last Friday approved a set of recommendations on revamping the accreditation process in the next...

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 2, 2011

    Associations Provide Comments to ED on NACIQI Draft Recommendations

    NACIQI last October issued a draft discussion paper outlining 30 potential options for reforming the nation's accreditation system. ACE and a group of higher education associations submitted comments Nov. 22 on the draft, providing a series of...

  • Accreditation and Standards

    From Our President: Accreditation Under the Microscope

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad calls for increased peer accreditation to safeguard quality, diversity, and independence of American higher education and avoid excessive government intervention.

  • Accreditation and Standards

    Eye on Washington: Accreditation and the Federal Government: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

    Terry W. Hartle discusses significant changes that may affect accreditation.

  • Up Front: Fall 2012

    New Commission Will Examine Distance Education; Presidents Lead by Example in Fight Against Poverty; Report: Campuses a Long Way Away on Data Collection; New ACE Report Offers Broad Advice on Accreditation