Google and the College Scorecard and Other Accreditation-Related News

October 7, 2016

Google Teams Up With College Scorecard (Politico “Morning Education,” October 3, 2016) “Google on [September 30] provided more details about how it plans to incorporate data from the Obama administration’s College Scorecard into its search results. The search engine will now display graduation rates, post-college earnings information and college tuition costs when users search for an individual college.”

Looking for a New Home (Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2016) “National accreditor ACCSC gets inquiries from nearly 300 colleges overseen by ACICS, most of them for-profits. Critics of accreditors will be watching as the agency reviews the flood of applications.”

A Quality Alternative: A New Vision for Higher Education Accreditation (Center for American Progress (CAP), October 6, 2016) “This report outlines a vision for an alternative gatekeeping system for granting access to federal financial aid. It explains the structure of this new system and makes the case for why it would spur innovation while protecting consumers.” (Click here to view a video of a CAP panel discussion on “How Alternative Approaches Could Encourage Innovation and Protect Consumers.”)

Two Cheers for Elizabeth Warren’s Accreditation Reform Bill (Forbes, October 3, 2016) “Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senate cosponsors Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced a bill to overhaul accreditation. They are right to address this issue—accreditation’s problems are not limited to ACICS or the recent high-profile for-profit college failures.”

Accreditors Rarely Lose Lawsuits, but They Keep Getting Sued. Here’s Why. (Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2016) “It’s standard practice for colleges to file suit when they are faced with the possibility of losing accreditation because the stakes are so high.”

Towards An Ibero-American Higher Education Space (University World News, October 1, 2016) “University World News caught up with Universia Mexico Director General Arturo Cherbowski Lask to talk about Latin American universities’ ability to adapt to a changing world and the development of an Ibero-American higher education space.”

Two Plead Guilty in 'Pay-to-Stay' Sham College Case (Inside Higher Ed, September 29, 2016) “Two international student recruiters pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit visa fraud in relation to their recruitment of foreign nationals to the University of Northern New Jersey, a sham ‘pay-to-stay’ collegecreated by the federal government as part of a sting operation.”

CHEA Notes

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