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September 22, 2016   

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


Higher Ed Accountability Bills Abound on Capitol Hill (Politico “Morning Education, September 22, 2016) “A group of Senate Democrats are rolling out new legislation today that would make sweeping changes to how college accreditors operate.” (Click here for text of “Accreditation Reform and Enhanced Accountability Act of 2016” and click here for text of “Access, Success, and Persistence in Reshaping Education Act of 2016.”)

In San Francisco, the Fates of a College and Its Accreditor Are on the Line (Chronicle of Higher Education, September 22, 2016) “October is a crucial month in the drawn-out battle involving the City College of San Francisco and its regional accreditor, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.”

King Pledges to ‘Quickly’ Settle the Fate of For-Profit College Accreditor (Politico “Morning Education, September 22, 2016) “Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Wednesday that if an appeal comes his way regarding the nation's largest for-profit college accreditor, it would get "resolved quickly,” suggesting the matter could get settled before President Obama leaves office.”

No College Left Behind? (American Enterprise Institute, September 21, 2016) “Reformers must keep in mind that measuring educational quality is much more difficult than it may first appear, and that tying imperfect measures to consequences can create unfortunate distortions.”

Tougher Scrutiny for Colleges with Low Graduation Rates (Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2016) “Responding to sharp criticism, regional accrediting agencies will focus extra attention on institutions with below-average performance.”

Historically Black College Wins Reprieve from Accreditation Loss (Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 21, 2016) “A federal judge has reinstated the accreditation on probation of Paine College in Augusta, a small historically black college.”

Congress Backs Vets Affected by Accreditor Shutdowns (Politico “Morning Education,” September 20, 2016) “As the Obama administration this week finalizes its decision on whether to terminate the federal recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, Congress appears to be bracing for the outcome.”

Global Summit on Quality Higher Education (Education News Agency - India, (September 19, 2016) “The Summit discussed some of the best practices, sharing information and resources in Higher Education Quality Assurance, exchange and promotion of good practices.”  


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