Public attention to graduation rates, rise of student debt, and the financial stability of a new generation of for-profit schools has put a national spotlight on accreditation. What is the current role of accreditation and is the system designed to handle changes in higher education, including the rise of non-traditional schools, anywhere-anytime learning, and competency-based education? Two academics diagnose the problems of the current accreditation system.

– Meris Stansbury, Editor
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