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CHEA 2017 Summer Workshop

Perspectives on Accreditation


Monday, June 26, 2017

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Reception

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Introductions
  Accreditation and the U.S. Congress
What issues are of greatest importance to leaders in Congress when it comes to accreditation? Are we likely to see any movement on these issues, including a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act?
9:30 am - 10:30 am The Changing Political Landscape
What might colleges, universities and accrediting organizations expect from the changes that have taken place at the White House and on Capitol Hill during the past six months?
10:45 am - noon The Challenge of Next-Generation Innovation in Higher Education
Recent innovations in higher education – MOOC certifications and partnerships with degree-granting institutions, for-profit/nonprofit partnerships and, most recently, the Purdue University/Kaplan University partnership – pose intriguing challenges. What is expected of accreditation and others in meeting these challenges and responding to these and future innovations?
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm The New Administration and Congress: A Political Perspective
What observations can we make about the current Administration and Congress after the first six months of their work? What are the implications for higher education and accreditation?
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm CHEA 20th Year Op-Ed Series: A Panel Discussion Among Authors on the Future of Accreditation
CHEA has developed an Op-Ed Series as part of acknowledging the 20th year of CHEA’s operation. The focus of the Series is the future of accreditation. What do some of the Op-Ed authors have to say about accreditation and the future?
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Accreditation Reform: Ideas and Perspectives
A number of ideas for reform of accreditation have been generated and shared, whether from Congress, think tanks or policy leaders. What are these ideas and are any of them likely to take hold in accreditation?


(Program subject to change)

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