New Rules on Accreditation Published

November 7, 2019


New Rules on Accreditation and State Authorization (Inside Higher Ed, November 1, 2019) “Trump administration calls its final rules on accreditation and state approval of online providers a rightsizing of bureaucracy that protects students. Consumer advocates and Democrats see an unraveling of federal oversight."

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Loosens Accreditor and State Oversight (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, November 1, 2019) “U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the finalized rule for accreditation and state authorization on Thursday. The new regulations will go into effect on July 1, 2020.”

Secretary DeVos Finalizes Higher Education Regulations that Promote Innovation, Protect Students, and Reduce Regulatory Burden (U.S. Department of Education, October 31, 2019) “As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink Higher Education agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of final accreditation and state authorization distance education regulations.”

House Democrats Pass Higher Education Bill Out Of Committee (Forbes, October 31, 2019) “The House Education and Labor Committee passed a bill to revamp American higher education—the College Affordability Act. After three days of markup with over 40 proposed amendments to the bill, it passed out of committee on partisan lines—28 to 22.”

Cincinnati Christian U. Will Shut Its Doors (The Chronicle of Higher Education [subscription required], October 29, 2019) “Three months after Cincinnati Christian University was disciplined by its accreditor, the institution has announced it will close at the end of the fall semester.”

UA Board of Regents Finalizes Response to the Accreditation Agency (Webcenter 11, October 28, 2019) “The University of Alaska Board of Regents gathered to clarify some of the language in a letter to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the organization that will determine accreditation. The letter is in response to the possibility of University of Alaska losing its accreditation.”