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April 28, 2016   

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


US: Agents, Educators Call for More Due Diligence After DHS Sting (The Pie News, April 26, 2016) “Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security charged 21 people for visa fraud. The counsellors reportedly helped approximately 1,076 foreign nationals stay in the US through a pay-to-stay scheme. Speaking with The PIE News, educators, agents and accreditation bodies have said the arrests highlight the need for due diligence on both sides of the recruitment process.”

N.Y. Judge Orders Trump University Case to Trial (Inside Higher Ed, April 27, 2016) “The unaccredited institution didn't operate as a traditional school or job training program, but more of an opportunity for students to seek advice from purported experts in real-estate and business.”

Major Bodies Partner to Raise Higher Education Quality (University World News, April 22, 2016) “The African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education or CAMES – the body responsible for accreditation in Africa’s French-speaking countries – has signed a partnership agreement with UNESCO to promote higher education quality across the continent.”

White Paper Could Kill Off [Higher Education Funding Council for England] Quality Plans (Times Higher Education, April 19, 2016) “Cabinet ministers could soon approve plans for a higher education White Paper, with home secretary Theresa May said to be keen that it moves against plans by England’s funding council to fundamentally change quality assurance.”






The CHEA 2016 Summer Workshop – Examining the Accreditation Space: Accreditation and Its Constituents – will be held July 21-22 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Workshop registration and hotel reservations are now open!



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