New California College and Accreditation

August 12, 2019


California’s New Calbright College Faces Questions Weeks Before Opening (Ed Source, August 6, 2019) “The college is applying for regional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which accredits all of the other 114 community colleges in the state. The college will also pursue national accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, or DEAC, officials said.”

New Bennett President Suzanne Walsh Optimistic Amid Crisis (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 6, 2019) “Bennett College, one of only two remaining historically Black colleges for women, has been here before. At the start of a new academic year, it’s a precarious place. For the tuition-driven college, fall enrollment numbers are in flux. And contingency plans are being put in place if a legal battle to stay accredited fails, debts can’t be paid and the doors have to shutter.”

Search for New Managing Director of ABA Legal Ed Section Underway; Barry Currier: 'It Has Been a Privilege' (ABA Journal, August 7, 2019) “Barry Currier, managing director of accreditation and legal education for the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, will be stepping down next summer, he announced in Syllabus, the section’s quarterly e-newsletter.”

Angry N.J. College Wants to Sue Reviewers Who Ripped Its Master’s Program (NJ.Com, August 6, 2019) “Kean University last week threatened legal action against an accreditation group that refused to endorse its master’s program in public affairs, citing a ‘skeletal administrative staff’ and ‘haphazard advising on course scheduling.’ The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the group that declined to reaccredit Kean’s program, is committed to the integrity of the accreditation process, including its role ensuring public accountability, it said in a statement.”

New Federal Review of For-Profit College Accreditor (Politico "Morning Education," July 31, 2019) “The Education Department has opened a fresh inquiry into the financial health of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reinstated last year.”

UA Regents Move to Consolidate University of Alaska System Into One Accredited University (Alaska Public Radio, July 30, 2019) “The plan regents adopted is to reorganize the University of Alaska from three separate, individually accredited universities to a single accredited university.”