Accreditation and Access to Federal Funds and Grants

September 6, 2019


UPR Gains Access to More Federal Funds and Grants (The Weekly Journal, September 4, 2019) “After being on the brink of losing its valued accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education last year, the entire University of Puerto Rico (UPR) system has regained its accreditation for the next eight years."

Can Calbright Reinvent Online Community College? (Education Dive, September 3, 2019) “California's new free online college aims to help adult learners gain specific skills, but with a month until it opens how it will do so remains unclear. Although it will open without accreditation, the college is pursuing it.”

Meet David Maxwell, the New Chair of the Board of Trustees (The Scarlet & Black, August 29, 2019) “David Maxwell ’66 was elected by the Grinnell Board of Trustees to be their new Board Chair. He has also served in various national education organizations, including as a Senior Fellow of the Association of Governing Boards and as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, among others.”

AAMA Announces the Launch of a New Education Pathway for CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam Eligibility (Yahoo Finance, August 28, 2019) “The Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has announced a three-year pilot program that opens a new education pathway for graduates of medical assisting programs to become eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam. This program allows graduates of postsecondary medical assisting programs to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam if the program meets certain requirements, including, but not limited to, the program being part of an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by either the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.”