Accreditors Weigh Rigor vs. Innovation

Dive Brief:

  • Accreditors for higher educational institutions have worked as self-regulators for colleges and universities while helping to serve as government’s proxy to determining federal funding access, but increased pressure on schools to deliver innovative programs puts pressure on accreditors to not stymie such innovation.
  • Richard Legon, the president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, writes in an op-ed for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation that accreditors must not fall victim to feeling a “false choice” must be made between “rigorous review and healthy innovation.”
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