Accreditation Actions and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

July 14, 2017

Accreditor Rejects EDMC Deal Due to Insufficient Evidence (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 13, 2017) “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education rejected Education Management Corp.’s plan to sell the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Art Institute of Philadelphia to a California nonprofit.”

Now, Students to Have a Say in Accreditation of Colleges (Times of India, July 11, 2017) “The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has introduced reform in its evaluation process. It will henceforth take feedback from students on the information submitted by educational institutions.”

Experts: Accreditation Process Can Be ‘Catalyst for Innovation’ (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 10, 2017) “Innovation for the purpose of actually moving...a planned, strategic, comprehensive agenda forward is very possible.”

Picking Up the Pieces in Illinois (Inside Higher Ed, July 10, 2017) “College and university leaders are happy to see the first state budget in two years, but many prepare for less state support in the future and confront lingering impacts of cuts and uncertainty. Institutions also faced accreditation pressure stemming from the state budget issues.”