Commissioned Agents in International Recruitment and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

April 5, 2017

Agent Debate Awakes (Inside Higher Ed, April 5, 2017) “Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do.”

CHEA Position Paper: Regulatory Relief for Accreditation (Council for Higher Education Accreditation, April 4, 2017) CHEA has issued a Position Paper on regulatory relief for accreditation, offering proposals regarding federal regulation, as part of preserving accreditation's essential strength and independence.

New Pittsburg, Kan. High School Principal Resigns After Student Journalists Question Her Credentials(Kansas City Star, April 4, 2017) “A student checking with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation found that Corllins was not listed in its database of 7,600 schools accredited by a recognized accrediting agency in the United States.”

Saint Joseph’s to Drop Accreditation (Inside Indiana Business, April 3, 2017) “Saint Joseph's College [Indiana] has announced plans to resign its accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. The college says the voluntary move, which will be effective June 30, will make it easier to regain accreditation if it can recover from its current financial situation.”

Media Attention At Morehouse College Will Trigger Investigation by Accreditor (The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 3, 2017) “The recent media attention at Morehouse College is a ‘significant event’ that will trigger an investigation, Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges, told The Chronicle.


The CHEA 2017 Summer Workshop will take place June 26 (early evening) - June 27 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Hear speakers from the accreditation community, colleges and universities, government and media address critical issues for accreditation and quality assurance, including: 

  • Accreditation and the Federal Government
  • Regulatory Relief for Accreditation
  • A Political Perspective on the New Administration and Congress
  • The CHEA 20th Year Op-Ed Series: A Discussion Among Authors

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