ABA Accreditation Standards and Other Accreditation-Related News

September 1, 2016

ABA Tightens Up (Inside Higher Ed, August 31, 2016) “The American Bar Association takes a hard line on two law schools' admissions standards amid criticism that the group's accrediting arm is not doing enough to help struggling law-school graduates.”

Clinton Names Warren Ally to Transition Team (Politico, August 30, 2016) “Politico has learned that Rohit Chopra, who battled for-profit colleges and loan servicers as the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has joined the [Clinton transition] team.”

What Colombia Gets Right – and Doesn’t (Inside Higher Ed, August 29, 2016) “Colombia was one of the first countries in Latin America to develop a national system to evaluate the quality of higher education and to require tertiary institutions to develop mechanisms for self-monitoring, be more transparent, and more accountable.” 

Agency: U of L May Have Accreditation Issues (Louisville Courier-Journal, August 26, 2016) “The group that accredits the University of Louisville says U of L appears to be out of compliance with several significant standards because of Gov. Matt Bevin's June overhaul of the Board of Trustees.”

Education Dept. Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT (Chronicle of Higher Education, August 25, 2016) “According to the department’s release, the accreditor — the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools — had determined that ITT ‘is not in compliance, and is unlikely to become in compliance with [ACICS’] Accreditation Criteria.’”

Teacher Prep Accreditation Group Seeks to Regain Traction (Education Week, August 23, 2016) “When it was conceived in 2010, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation was supposed to unite the teacher-preparation programs behind new expectations, showing once and for all that the embattled field could get its own house in order.”