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May 9, 2018

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

Accreditation and Federal Policy 2018: An Invitational Summer Roundtable

June 20, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill • Washington, DC


Accreditation and Federal Policy 2018 is a one-day roundtable focusing on the latest policy developments, including legislation and federal regulations, affecting higher education accreditation.

The Invitational Roundtable--this year’s CHEA/CIQG summer event – is open to CHEA member institutions and CHEA- and U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting organizations.

Click here for more information, including a registration form and link to the conference hotel for reservations.


Accreditation and Community College Trustees (Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), 2018) “An essential toolkit for new and experienced trustees alike, to assure and improve academic quality in higher education through accreditation, authored by Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.” (See also ACCT’s Webinar on Accreditation and Community College Trustees)

Budget Negotiators Reject Cuts to Education (Columbia Daily Tribune, May 7, 2018) “Public higher education institutions received almost everything they wanted from the House-Senate budget conference, with core budgets that won’t be cut from current levels and extra funds for major initiatives to $2 million to prevent a loss of accreditation at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin."

“The university is under scrutiny from accreditors who visited this spring for an interim evaluation, President Dwuan Warmack said. The school is short of full-time faculty, mental health counselors and nurses on campus, he said. The funding request would hire six faculty and help meet other needs.”

Accreditors Must Stop Letting Failing Colleges Off the Hook (RealClear Education, May 8, 2018) “The private agencies known as accreditors are tasked with evaluating whether a college is of high enough quality to access federal financial aid dollars."

Michigan Senators Urge DeVos to Reject For-Profit College Accreditor (Politico “Morning Education” [after opening link, scroll down to see item], May 8, 2018) “The two Democratic senators from DeVos’ home state of Michigan today are urging her to deny efforts by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to continue as a federally recognized accreditor.”

Accrediting Agency Addresses Hiring of New CFCC President(WWAY News Channel 3, May 7, 2018) “Cape Fear Community College recently announced James Morton as its new president, but did the school follow the correct process in selecting him? The Southern Association of Colleges and the Schools Commission on Colleges is requesting CFCC Trustees turn over details on how they selected Morton.”

How For-Profits’ Conversion to Nonprofits Will Up-Ed Higher Education (The Federalist, May 4, 2018) “Silicon Valley University, a private nonprofit college in San Jose that enrolled thousands of mostly foreign students, has been shut down by state regulators, several months after it lost its accreditation.”


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