USDE Plans Accreditation Experimentation
Feds Plan Accreditation Experimentation (Inside Higher Ed, June 20, 2018) "The U.S. Department of Education is preparing to take a ‘deep dive’ into accreditation, Diane Auer Jones, a special adviser to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, said."
Board of Regents Endorses CSCU Consolidation Plan (NBC Connecticut, June 21, 2018) “The 'Students First' plan calls for consolidating all 12 community colleges in Connecticut into one accredited institution by 2023.“
The Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis will develop and oversee a comprehensive research program consistent with CHEA/CIQG goals and strategic thinking. Read the position announcement for more information.
Free-Market Principles Should Guide Accreditation Reform in the Higher Education Act (The Heritage Foundation, June 19, 2018), “Accreditation reform must be a central priority as policymakers consider the future direction of higher education."
Summer Reading: Strategies to Boost Online Learning Programs (Education Dive, June 18, 2018) “Several education leaders, during the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s annual conference, noted conclusions of an extensive research project on online learning, including building capabilities and expertise to design for quality in the digital realm.”
An Inside Look at Why Accreditation Works (Inside Higher Ed, June 14, 2018) "In response to a recent signal that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be exploring alternatives to our present higher education accreditation practices, let’s take a look at what it’s like to be on the inside of a regional accrediting team.”
Stealing A Page From Disruption To Transform Accreditation (Forbes, June 14, 2018) "Although Republicans and Democrats agree accreditation is problematic, they don’t agree on a solution. Enter Judith Eaton, the president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. In a piece titled 'How Disruption Can Contribute to the Future Success of Accreditation,' Eaton opines on the merits of accreditors embracing disruption.”