A Business School's Drive for Accreditation Sidelines Some Professors

Drive for Accreditation Pushes Some Professors to the Sidelines 1

Kevin Cook for The Chronicle

Thomas Grant teaches accounting at Kutztown U. of Pennsylvania, but because of new standards related to accreditation, he will no longer be able to teach business majors. Colleagues says the new rules are a disservice to students.

Thomas J. Grant, an associate professor of accounting at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, was told this fall that he would no longer be allowed to teach business majors, a decision he learned about just five days after he won a teaching award for doing just that. His longtime colleague E. James Windle learned in August that he had been assigned to teach courses he had never taught. He decided to retire early and left before the semester even started.

Mr. Windle, Mr. Grant, and