Negotiated Rulemaking on Accreditation and Innovation Reaches Consensus

April 4, 2019


A Step Forward for DeVos' Rewrite of Higher Ed Rules (Politico, “Morning Education," April 4, 2019) "An Education Department committee on [April 3] reached agreement on a wide range of proposals to rewrite federal higher education rules, a victory for DeVos’ efforts to scale back and simplify the regulations.”

New Rules for Accreditors (Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2019) “A lengthy rule-making process led to consensus on a broad array of changes to federal standards governing college accreditors and online education.”

Education Dept. Forges Ahead with Plans to Weaken College Accreditation System (The Washington Post, April 3, 2019) “The accreditation system designed to compel colleges and universities to live up to high standards would be weakened under regulations advanced Wednesday by a U.S. Education Department committee.”

Secretary DeVos Applauds Consensus on Higher Education Reforms (U.S. Department of Education, April 3, 2019) “U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos welcomed news that the committee debating her proposed ‘Accreditation and Innovation’ higher education reforms reached consensus on the text of the draft rules.”

House Committee Seeks Changes to Accreditation Procedures (Campus Technology, April 3, 2019) “The House Education and Labor Committee is looking to include changes to the accreditation process for colleges in the forthcoming Higher Education Act reauthorization.”

Higher Education: Opportunities to Strengthen Federal Accountability (U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), April 3, 2019) “GAO has identified opportunities to strengthen federal higher education accountability in three areas: educational quality, financial stability and federal student loan defaults.”