Will the College Accreditation System Survive?

Jan 16, 2013 by George Leef |

Rich DeMillo writes for the Pope Center about the future of accreditation in colleges and universities.

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Revising Teacher Education: Meaningful Change or Window Dressing?

Mar 19, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Will the newly formed accrediting agency for education schools enact some real reforms to improve K-12 education?

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The American Academy for Liberal Education and Leviathan

Dec 09, 2010 by Steve Balch |

How the federal government threatens the future of the sole voice representing traditional liberal education among accrediting agencies.

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Accreditation and Educational Quality

Nov 17, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I discuss the recent study done by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity on higher ed accreditation. The authors conclude that college accreditation served some useful… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Social Justice and Censorship

Oct 15, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

On the release of a new FIRE video, NAS recalls our victory for freedom of conscience with an accrediting body and its biased "dispositions" requirements.

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American U of Iraq Becomes the Nation’s First Accredited University

Jul 16, 2010 by Jeff Martineau |

The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani has been granted accreditation and recognition of its "dedication to forming students in liberal education."

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Illinois Fails ACTA Report Card

Oct 30, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni has released a report card on public higher education in the state of Illinois. According to the ACTA press release:

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Our Misplaced Faith in Accreditation

Oct 21, 2009 by George Leef |

Should a college lose accreditation just over a shaky financial situation? Should we use accreditation as the touchstone for eligibility for federal student aid funds? In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I take a look… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Disposed to Mischief

Jan 13, 2009 by Glenn Ricketts |


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NAS Renews Its Call to Make Accreditation Contingent on Fair Hiring

Nov 26, 2008 by |

Today NAS urged ACCJC once again to take action to ensure that Santa Rosa Junior College is not violating Proposition 209.

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NAS to APA:  Stop Digging

Oct 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

The APA proposes changes to its accreditation requirements on diversity - and digs itself further into the hole of double standards.

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Out of the Valley of the Shadow: The AALE Reprieved

Jul 27, 2008 by Steve Balch |

Liberal arts accreditor AALE recently survived a narrow scrape with organizational demise. NAS president Steve Balch draws some conclusions from AALE's trip to the brink and back.

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10. Just Say No to Racial Preferences

Apr 28, 2008 by Tom Wood |

Tom Wood asks the relevant question about racial preferences and contextualizes diversity research at the time of the Gratz and Grutter cases.

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The Scandal of Social Work Education

Sep 11, 2007 NAS |

A study of politicization in social work education programs that examines the detailed accreditation standards to which these programs conformed, the professional standards they expected of their students, the way they defined… Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

Social Work’s Sins Against Conscience

Mar 15, 2007 by Steve Balch |

University social work programs rarely attract outside attention. They subsist deep down in the bowels of their host institutions, generating a decent cash flow but little in the way of intellectual excitement. They do, however,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >