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May 10, 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

Workshop sessions will address accreditation, the U.S. Congress and the Administration; regulatory relief for accreditation; a political perspective on the new Administration and Congress; a panel discussion among authors of the CHEA 20th Year Op-Ed Series; and ideas and perspectives on accreditation reform.

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Mike Lee: Bringing Higher Education Regulation Into the 21st Century (Deseret News, May 9, 2017) “If [accrediting organizations] are going to be gatekeepers for a sector of the economy as important as higher education they must be transparent and accountable to the American people.”

Trump on Higher Education: What to Watch For (Blackboard, May 8, 2017) “It is unclear if a DeVos Department of Education will continue to scrutinize accreditors and accreditation.”

Better Choices in Higher Education (Washington Times, May 8, 2017) “States should be enabled to accredit colleges without risking federal financing.”

Accreditation is for Proles (Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2017) “Accreditation sets out the rules of the road for granting degrees.  If the rules of the road are burdensome -- and sometimes they can be -- then the elites could use their clout to get those rules amended.  They don’t get to exempt themselves from the rules simply by virtue of being prominent, or rich, or well-known.”

The Challenge to American Institutional Accreditation (The Edu Alliance Journal, May 1, 2017) “Judith Eaton, the head of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has warned of coming ‘disruption’ in accreditation.”


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