Coverage of 2018 CHEA Annual Conference and CIQG Annual Meeting and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

February 7, 2018


Coverage of the 2018 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Annual Conference and the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting:

Senate Democrats Issue Principles for Higher Ed Act (Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2018) “Senate Democrats last week issued a set of principles they say should guide the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, among them: college affordability, access for low-income students, safety on campuses and accountability for institutions.”

Merging CT’s Community Colleges is Controversial. Here’s Why. (The CT Mirror, February 5, 2018) “The major organization that accredits colleges has said many questions need to be answered before the new college system is awarded accreditation, which is essential to make students eligible for federal financial aid and to guarantee the college’s degrees have educational value.”

Legislators Propose House Bill to End Separate Accreditation for USF Campuses (WFTS, February 1, 2018) “A bill proposed in the Florida House would combine three University of South Florida universities into one accredited university system.”

A One-Year Review of Regional Accrediting Commissions’ Graduation Rate Information Project (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions, February 6, 2018) “C-RAC believes that the federal government, accreditors, and institutions can do more to better understand and improve graduation rates.”