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June 8, 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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  • Paul Mitchell (R-Michigan), Member, House Subcommittee Committee on Higher Education Workforce Development and lead sponsor of the College Transparency Act of 2017
  • Alana Dunagan, Research Fellow, Higher Education Clayton Christensen Institute
  • Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • Paul Fain, News Editor, Inside Higher Education

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Quality Assurance in U.S. Higher Education: The Current Landscape and Principles for Reform (Ithaka S+R, June 8, 2017) This white paper advocates “performance-based approaches to reforming higher education quality assurance.”

Trump Will Push Apprenticeships, Using Accreditation and Student Aid (Chronicle of Higher Education [Subscription Required, June 7, 2017) “President Trump plans to rework college-accreditation and student-aid policies in a bid to encourage greater use of apprenticeship training in higher education, a White House official said on Wednesday.”

What’s Up With ACICS Colleges? (Center for American Progress, June 6, 2017) “Just seven institutions that the troubled accreditation agency oversees appear to be at risk of losing access to federal financial aid this month.”

Why Higher Education Is in Need of Regulatory Relief (The Hill, June 2, 2017) Council for Higher Education Accreditation President Judith Eaton writes “When it comes to accreditation and regulation, we have reached a point where the level of government oversight has resulted in a complex web of law and regulation that threatens to stifle the very effectiveness of accreditation on which government has relied.”

Fine Print and Tough Questions for the Purdue-Kaplan Deal (Inside Higher Ed, May 30, 2017) “University’s boundary-testing deal poses a test for its accreditor and could set new precedents about online education and the role of public universities. ‘Any way you look at it, this is going to trigger a very careful review,’ said Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.” (See also Purdue and Kaplan: What’s Ahead, Clayton Christensen Institute Blog, May 30, 2017.)

Here’s How a Student ‘Unit Record’ System Could Change Higher Ed (Chronicle of Higher Education [Subscription Required], May 25, 2017) “Even some of those who had been fiercely opposed to the unit-record system have acknowledged that better data is needed. Virginia Foxx, chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the author of the original ban, advanced the argument during a speech to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in January.”


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