Crafting a Vision for Accreditation and Other Accreditation-Related News

September 12, 2016

Crafting a Vision for Accreditation Reform (Roll Call, September 13, 2016) “For the first time in recent memory, the arcane subject of college and university accreditation has taken center stage during Congressional hearings, U.S. Department of Education rulemaking, and policy agendas on both sides of the aisle.”

Brian “Blu” Christopher Kelley Appointed Director of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) (News Release, September 12, 2016) “Mr. Kelley will work with CHEA President Judith Eaton and Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, CHEA’s Senior Advisor on International Affairs, as CIQG addresses a range of issues for accreditation and quality assurance internationally.”

England Seeks to Measure Learning (Inside Higher Ed, September 9, 2016) “More than 70 institutions in England are testing different measures of student learning amid new government effort to evaluate universities on teaching quality.”

Open University Aims To Be Top Validating Institution (Times Higher Education, September 8, 2016) “The Open University is launching a new validation service for further education colleges and alternative providers, as it aims to become the biggest player in validating qualifications for that part of the sector.”

Leading the Fight Against Academic Corruption (University World News, September 2, 2016) “The Advisory Statement for Effective International Practice: Combatting Corruption and Enhancing Integrity – recently published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's International Quality Group or CHEA-CIQG, and the International Institute for Educational Planning or IIEP-UNESCO – was, in many ways, a significant gamble.”

Mike Lee: Make Utah Even Greater (Deseret News, August 28, 2016) “We know that too many young Americans are borrowing far too much money chasing increasingly expensive degrees that are worth less and less. One of the causes of the dysfunction within higher education is the current accreditation system, which requires students who need federal financial assistance to attend only those institutions that are approved by one of the nation’s eight regional accreditation entities.”