The debate over accreditation's role in higher education continues.
[Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of our coverage of accreditation reformation. Read Part 1 here.]
Accreditation has been no stranger to debate this year, as alternative credentialing and other learning pathways become more widespread and call into question how higher education programs are accredited and evaluated.
Higher education stakeholders have dissected the topic at length, with some saying the accreditation agencies need a process that is better-outlined in order to be most effective, while others say an entirely new model is needed.