Alternative Providers and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

August 25, 2017

Military Victory for Alternative Providers (Inside Higher Ed, August 24, 2017) “Judith Eaton, the president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said she expects ‘more financial support being offered to students who take offerings from alternative providers,’ and added that ‘this is going to become a reality down the road.’”

U Minnesota Rochester Centralizes Assessment Data for Accreditation Reporting (Campus Technology, August 23, 2017) “The University of Minnesota Rochester is tapping into technology from Portfolium to revamp its accreditation management and reporting process.”

10 Red Flags an Online Degree Program is Fake (U.S. News & World Report, August 22, 2017) “Accreditation is verification from an authority that a university and sometimes a specific program meet certain standards of quality. Check out whether each is accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the Department of Education.”

ABA Launches Legal Education Commission (Inside Higher Ed, August 17, 2017) “The ABA, like other higher ed accreditors, has faced increasing pressure from the Department of Education and Congress to seek accountability from its member institutions.”

NACC Votes for Accreditation of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Academic Programs (Nonprofit Quarterly, August 17, 2017) “The membership of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) voted at its annual meeting on July 31 to pursue the development of an accreditation process for its institutional members, all of whom provide graduate and/or undergraduate education with a focus on the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.”

Mark Your Calendar! The CHEA 2018 Annual Conference – January 29 (early evening reception) to midday, January 31 – and the CIQG  2018 Annual Meeting – January 31 (late afternoon session) through February 1 – will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. More information coming soon!