House HEA Reauthorization Bill
Accreditation and Federal Policy 2018: An Invitational Summer RoundtableJune 20, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill • Washington, DC
Accreditation and Federal Policy 2018--this year's CHEA/CIQG summer event--is open to CHEA member institutions and CHEA- and U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting organizations. This one-day roundtable will focus on the latest policy developments, including legislative and regulatory updates by key staff members from Capitol Hill and USDE.
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House Leaders to Count Votes on GOP Higher Ed Overhaul (Politico “Morning Education," June 12, 2018) “House GOP leaders are preparing to gauge support in their conference for a sweeping bill to overhaul federal higher education policy – the latest sign that the legislation is inching toward a floor vote soon.”
Betsy DeVos Reinstated Accreditor Over Staff Objections (The New York Times, June 11, 2018) “Education Department officials said that despite the March report, Ms. DeVos was obligated to reinstate ACICS as an accrediting body for colleges and universities because of a federal court order that had faulted the process the Obama-era department had used to terminate its recognition.“ (See also Education Dept. Report Says No to a For-Profit Accreditor — But It Might Not Matter, The Chronicle of Higher Education [subscription required] June 11, 2018)
The Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis will develop and oversee a comprehensive research program consistent with CHEA/CIQG goals and strategic thinking. Read the position announcement for more information.
Arizona Summit Loses Accreditation Approval, Which May Be a First For an Operating Law School (ABA Journal, June 11, 2018), “This may be the first time that approval of an operating law school has been involuntarily revoked by the council."
Faculty Backlash Over Conn.'s Troubled Consolidation Plan (Inside Higher Ed, June 4, 2018) “After the accreditor for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system pushed back on plans to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges, some faculty groups are calling for new leadership and more funding.”
Needed: Drastic Reform (Elimination?) of Accreditation (Forbes, June 4, 2018) After the accreditor for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system pushed back on plans to consolidate the state's 12 community colleges, some faculty groups are calling for new leadership and more funding.”