Explore the debate and science of Accreditation.

May 24, 2021

An Open Letter to Belle S. Wheelan, President of SACSCOC

Peter Wood

SACSCOC threatened Florida State University's accreditation after FSU named Richard Corcoran a candidate for university president. This may have been a politically motivated intervention.

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June 15, 2017

Fix Accreditation to End Protectionism in Higher Education

Spencer Kashmanian

Spencer Kashmanian writes about the need to reform accreditation requirements.

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April 8, 2016

The Great California Accreditation War

National Association of Scholars

NAS Director of Communications David Randall writes about the accreditation struggle in California.

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October 22, 2015

In WSJ, A Case for Accreditors to Keep Out of Racial Preferences

Gail Heriot

NAS board member Gail Heriot asks Congress to keep educational accreditors from forcing racial preferences on colleges and universities.

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January 16, 2013

Will the College Accreditation System Survive?

George Leef

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

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March 19, 2012

Revising Teacher Education: Meaningful Change or Window Dressing?

Richard Vedder

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

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December 9, 2010

The American Academy for Liberal Education and Leviathan

Steve Balch

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

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November 17, 2010

Accreditation and Educational Quality

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 ac......

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October 15, 2010

Social Justice and Censorship

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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July 16, 2010

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

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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