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April 26, 2017

Accreditation in the News compiles news, articles and reports covering accreditation and quality assurance issues in the United States and internationally.

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June 26 (evening) – June 27, 2017 • Capital Hilton Hotel • Washington, DC

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  • Regulatory Relief for Accreditation: What Do We Want and What Do We Need?
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  • CHEA 20th Year Op-Ed Series: A Panel Discussion Among Authors
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In the DeVos Era, New Higher-Ed Policy Could Come From the Senate (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 24, 2017) “[Senator Lamar Alexander’s] top priority for the committee this Congress, he said, is reauthorizing the Higher Education Act ‘to make it simpler and easier for students to go to college and reduce the jungle of red tape that’s making it harder for college administrators to educate.’”

Education Advocates Uneasily Awaiting Trump Budget (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, April 24, 2017) “‘I’ve been in higher education for a long time, but I’ve not seen this level of uncertainty and unpredictability,’ Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said on Monday.”

Three Community College Legends Recognized for Contributions to Higher Education (AACC News Release, April 24, 2017) “Judith Eaton, Rosemary Gillett-Karam and Tony Zeiss were honored for their work by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with the national Leadership Award at the 97th AACC Annual Convention on Saturday, April 22 at the event’s opening session.”

Higher Education Is Changing, and Accreditation Should Change Too (Chronicle of Higher Education “Daily Briefing,” April 24, 2017) “Step 1, writes Simon Boehme for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, is involving students in the accreditation process.”

D.C. Circuit Panel Rules that CFPB Civil Investigation Demand is Overly Broad and Unenforceable (National Law Review, April 24, 2017) “On April 21, 2017, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a civil investigative demand issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools was overly broad and unenforceable.”

TCC Fires Professor for Botched Accreditation (Tallahassee Democrat, April 18, 2017)Tallahassee Community College Tuesday terminated a professor and former chair of a program that ran into accreditation trouble last year.”


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