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May 6, 2016   

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




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.

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Ted Mitchell Wants Equity to Drive Higher-Ed Innovation (EdSurge, May 4, 2016) “The [Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships] EQUIP program, still in its early days, will require partnerships to be evaluated by third parties – ‘Quality Assurance Entities’ – that evaluate the program’s rigor. ‘We think this site is not only going to bring new providers into the ecosystem, but also create new ways for us to think about quality assurance.’”

Germany and Malaysia Best Internationalisation Performers, Research Finds (The Pie News, May 6, 2016) “Germany and Malaysia have emerged as ‘top performers’ in international higher education, according to new research from the British Council. National quality assurance schemes were found to be lacking in most surveyed countries while most access and sustainability efforts were deemed high performing.”

Going Global: Rankings As a Force For Good in the Developing World (Times Higher Education, May 4, 2016) [Times Higher Education Editor Phil Baty writes] ‘I’m going to try to persuade you that university rankings are incredibly helpful – not just for helping universities to improve but for nation-building.”

Watchdog Barks – And Gets Slapped Down (Inside Higher Ed, May 4, 2016) “The drama shows that even when an accreditor moves aggressively, as many accuse them of doing too rarely, they often hit a brick wall with the courts or politicians who are sympathetic to colleges.”

Fiji Higher Education Commission and Quality Assurance (The Fiji Times, May 3, 2016) ) “THE Fiji Higher Education Commission hopes to strengthen its quality assurance capacity when it will host two international forums next month. The commission had won the bid to host the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) Forum, a first in the Pacific, as well as the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) annual conference.”



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