• On Monday, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors passed a resolution to establish a planning committee of campus leaders to explore new accreditation model for the system's 113 two-year institutions, Inside Higher Ed r...

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  • California's community colleges are going to find a new accreditor. Someday. Maybe. The Board of Governors for the state's community-college system plans to consider a resolution on Monday that would establish a planning committ...

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  • This summer, California's 113 community colleges will move away from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), while also attempting to change that agency's leadership as a temporary fix, reports Insid...

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  • New or Improved?

    Posted on March 8 2016

    An uprising has been taking place in California. The state’s 113 community colleges are breaking with their accreditor in an effort to reform the system of checks and balances that determines the institutions' quality. This s...

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  • The New Transcript

    Posted on March 4 2016

    College transcripts can seem pretty bare-bones, even cryptic: Typically they’re limited to a list of courses taken and grades earned, with little detail on what the courses involved and no sign of what else the students did during ...

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  • The Triad and For-Profits

    Posted on March 4 2016

    The Obama administration has been prodding state regulators to tighten up their oversight of for-profit colleges, in part to prevent another fiasco like the collapse of Corinthian Colleges. One focus for the feds is how state agencies tr...

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  • Transcript of Tomorrow

    Posted on February 29 2016

    The University of Maryland University College will this fall pilot a digital "extended transcript." For now, a prototype offers a look at one institution’s idea of the transcript of the future. UMUC is one of a doze...

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  • The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this week released a state-level report on six-year student success outcomes and college completion. The new report, "Completing College: A State Level View of Student Att...

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  • Most colleges and universities do not note on academic transcripts if students have been suspended or expelled for serious misbehavior, such as sexual assault, physical violence, theft or drug use, according to a new survey. The America...

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  • No More 8 A.M. Classes

    Posted on February 17 2016

    For many, 8 a.m. classes are a slog. At Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., they can be a slog in 10-degree weather. For now. Next fall, students there will wake to find 8 a.m. classes replaced by a free &quo...

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