I am NOT a fan of the "rhetoric of rigor" ... but look at that: here rigor is being invoked as a feature of ... MOOCs by Coursera et al.? Trying to force the word rigor and Coursera to fit into the same sentence is probably going to make my head explode! Meanwhile, here's the latest from Florida:
Taking on Accreditors and Faculty
quote During testimony to the rules committee Tuesday and in an interview Wednesday, Brandes made clear his bill is intended to shake up the way things are done in higher ed. He said the current accrediting model, which looks at a whole institution, fails to look at the rigor of individual courses. He said this means a college might be good over all, but a course wouldn’t be.