USDE Delays Decision of ACICS Recognition

August 30, 2018


DeVos Again Delays Decision on For-Profit Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed, August 30, 2018) “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week delayed for the second time a final decision on the federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, an oversight body the Obama administration had sought to eliminate.”

How Betsy DeVos Could Trigger Another Financial Meltdown (The Washington Post, August 28, 2018) “DeVos has targeted key accreditation policies — those which determine whether colleges and universities meet minimal standards — for reduction or elimination. She is motivated, in part, by her belief that for-profit colleges and universities did not receive a fair shake under the previous administration.”

Four Ways to Study Public Relations Online (U.S. News & World Report, August 23, 2018) “Aspiring and current public relations professionals have options ranging from free online courses to accredited online degrees and certificates.”

Educators, Students File Lawsuit Against Education Department, DeVos (National Education Association, August 23, 2018) “Lawsuit aims to stop Education Secretary from delaying rules meant to protect millions of students who are studying in online programs.”

A Program at Kean U. Is Losing Its Accreditation. Many Faculty and Students Have No Idea (The Chronicle of Higher Education, [Subscription required] August 17, 2018) “University administrators had been warned of the program’s problems a year earlier, when the accreditor gave the institution 12 months to fix its shortcomings. But the loss of accreditation will be surprising news to some new faculty and the program’s nearly 140 graduate students, who were not informed of the commission's decision.”