Category Archives: Higher Learning Commission

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Compressed Online Courses Draw More Scrutiny

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools is investigating two more institutions over their use of accelerated courses, The Chronicle has learned.

The commission sent letters this month to Cloud County Community College, in Kansas, and Adams State University, in Colorado, requiring those institutions to prepare detailed reports describing their shortened-format courses, which have helped many athletes stay eligible for sports.

Earlier this month, the…

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Higher Learning Commission to Investigate Western Oklahoma State College

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools announced on Thursday that it planned to investigate Western Oklahoma State College and its use of accelerated courses.

The move follows a Chronicle report detailing how thousands of college athletes have used the college’s 10-day classes to help maintain their eligibility to compete in NCAA sports. In a written statement, the commission said the article had “raised serious questions about the rigor of these …