How Education Can Be Flexible

June 13, 2019

2019 CHEA Summer Roundtable: Accreditation and Federal Policy

June 20, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill-Washington, DC


Accreditation and Federal Policy is a one-day roundtable focusing on the latest federal policy developments affecting higher education accreditation. The roundtable is open to CHEA member institutions and CHEA- and U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting organizations.

Speakers will include Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment; Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education; Mary Barry, Policy Advisory to Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee; Katherine Valle, Senior Policy Advisory to Congressman Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor; and a senior minority staff member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Click here for more information, including a registration form and link to the conference hotel for reservations.


Explained: How Education Can be Flexible (Indian Express, June11, 2019) “The main thrust of the draft policy is on breaking the ‘rigid boundaries of disciplines’ in higher education and moving towards broad-based, flexible learning.”

Telesup School’s Fake Facade Called "A Symbol of Peruvian University System" (The Guardian, June 8, 2019) “Education inspectors revealed the university had failed to get accreditation, prompting the state to order a shutdown. Over recent decades, Peru’s tertiary education sector has grown dramatically, and the country currently has more than 140 universities – more than four times more than in the 1980s. Most are fee-paying private institutions that do not offer degrees which would be recognized outside the country, education officials admit.”

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism (The New York Times, June 7, 2019) “Africa’s longstanding public universities have wrestled with the pressure to expand capacity without sacrificing quality and not always successfully.”

Why Augar is Wrong: Making Sense of #Apprenticeship Quality Assurance (FE News [UK], June 6, 2019) “There’s no denying that when looking at Apprenticeship quality assurance the alphabet soup of organisations involved is confusing.”

Major Shake-Up for Law Degree Following Report (IOL [South Africa], June 3, 2019) “The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, taught at the country’s universities, is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking. A report undertaken and released recently by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), the statutory body responsible for quality assurance, has recommended extensive changes to how the LLB is taught at 17 universities.”