After Final Warning From Its Accreditor, North Idaho College’s Credit Rating Is DowngradedThe revised forecast from Moody’s is the latest demonstration of the consequences that can follow prolonged governance strife.
Accreditor Ratchets Up Pressure on North Idaho College With ‘Show Cause’ OrderAfter three years of board dysfunction and interference, the college received its last sanction before access to federal aid is cut off.
How to Be Constructive in Disturbing a Program’s PeaceYou’ve been hired to evaluate an academic department. What to say, and not say, especially if the place is a mess.
How Criticism Actually Strengthens RankingsProminent law and medical schools have announced they will no longer cooperate with U.S. News. Two researchers discuss what that might mean for the rankings.
Governance on Notice
Could North Idaho College Really Lose Its Accreditation?An activist board has put the institution on the precipice of a “show-cause” sanction, essentially a final warning before access to federal aid is cut off.
The Review | Essay
The Terrible Tedium of ‘Learning Outcomes’Accreditors’ box-checking and baroque language have taken over the university.
A Growing Revolt
Is This the Beginning of the End of the ‘U.S. News’ Rankings’ Dominance?High-ranking law schools have taken the abrupt step of disavowing the much-cited list. But don’t expect the magazine’s influence to wane anytime soon.
The Review | Opinion
Higher Ed’s Prestige ParalysisCollege reputations are fixed, valuable, and based on almost no hard evidence.
'A Very Public Statement'
Yale and Harvard’s Law Schools Are Ditching the ‘U.S. News’ Rankings. Will Others Follow?Yale’s dean argued that the ranking’s formula discourages institutions from admitting low-income students and supporting careers in public service.
The Deadline DilemmaWhen it comes to course assignments, how much flexibility is too much?