April 1, 2016   

Accreditation in the News compiles news, articles and reports covering accreditation and quality assurance issues in the United States and internationally.


CHEA and IIEP-UNESCO Host Expert Meeting on Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Academic Corruption (News Release, March 31, 2016) The meeting, held March 30-31, 2016 in Washington, DC, brought together representatives from accrediting and quality assurance bodies, colleges and universities and higher education associations in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America to address quality assurance, accreditation and the role they play in combatting academic corruption in higher education.

Competency for the Traditional-Age Student (Inside Higher Ed, March 30, 2016)Accreditor approves Purdue's new competency-based bachelor's degree, which blends technical disciplines with the humanities and has a customizable approach designed more for a career than a first job.”

Former Louisiana Higher Education Administrator Kim Hunter Reed Tapped for U.S. Department of Education (The Advocate, March 28, 2016) “Kim Hunter Reed, the former chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and a former executive vice president for the University of Louisiana System, was named deputy undersecretary to the U.S. Department of Education on [March 28].”

PM Modi Wants Overhaul of All Higher Education Regulators (Hindustan Times, March 31, 2016) “Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a new body that will subsume all the present regulators of higher education and has asked the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog to suggest a framework after consulting all stakeholders, sources have said.”

Chile’s Higher Education Reform: Prioritizing Technical Education (The Dialogue, March 30, 2016) “Student registration in technical higher education has been growing at a faster pace than at universities. However, quality of learning, relevance of education, and employability continue to lag behind.”

HEC Sets Up National Technology Council to Regulate Degree Programmes (The News (Pakistan), March 31, 2016) “The Higher Education Commission [of Pakistan] has established the National Technology Council (NTC), an accreditation council, to monitor and accredit technology related degree programmes, a senior HEC official told The News on Wednesday.”

Reciprocity and Online Education (Inside Higher Ed, March 29, 2016) “A backlash against state reciprocity in the regulation of online education is misguided, write Phil Hill and Russ Poulin, who argue that consistently applied regulations are good for consumer choice and protection.”

CHEA Notes

Mark Your Calendar! CHEA 2016 Summer Workshop will be held July 21-22 in Washington, DC. Program and registration information coming soon! 


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