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Report shoots down single UA accreditation proposal


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A new report examining the impacts of a proposal calling for the University of Alaska's three campuses to drop their independent accreditations for system-wide 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, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

“In addition, the process to merge UA's institutions would be disruptive, take at least two years, and might not be approved by the (Northwest) Commission (on Col...

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