Report shoots down single UA accreditation proposal

    The study released Wednesday found that single accreditation "is neither necessary nor sufficient" to reduce costs or improve the student experience.

    A new report examining the impacts of a proposal calling for the University of Alaska's three campuses to drop their independent accreditations for a systemwide accreditation ultimately argues against the change.

    The study released Wednesday found that single accreditation "is neither necessary nor sufficient" to reduce costs or improve the student experience.

    UAS Chancellor Rick Caufield provided News of the North with this comment:

    The single accreditation proposal comes as UA has faced continued budget cuts and President Jim Johnsen has pushed for a complete overhaul of how the university system operates.

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