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December 20, 2016   

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

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Senator Elizabeth Warren is now a confirmed speaker
for the CHEA 2017 Annual Conference.
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on sessions and speakers
at the CHEA 2017 Annual Conference (January 30 - February 1)
and the CIQG Annual Meeting (February 1 - 2).

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Global HE Must Face Academic Corruption Head-On, Webinar Told (Times Higher Education, December 17, 2016) An international Webinar on “Combatting Academic Corruption: What Might the International Quality Assurance Community Do?,” hosted by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s International Quality Group, was held December 12, 2016.

For-Profit Accreditor Battle Heads to Court (Politico “Morning Education,” December 19, 2016) “The saga over the fate of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools, which has already dragged on for nearly a year, is now moving to federal court.”

Kicking the Habits (Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2016) “With reaccreditation at risk, Alamo Colleges drop course based on the 7 Habits self-help book that board had approved to replace a humanities requirement.”

Appeals Court Hearing Set for CFPB-Accreditor Dispute (Politico “Morning Education, December 13, 2016) “The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled [on February 2, 2017] oral arguments in a case examining whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the power to investigate accreditation at for-profit colleges.”

Leader of CCSF’s Accreditor Placed on Leave (Inside Higher Ed, December 16, 2016) “Barbara Beno, president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, has been placed on leave in advance of her planned retirement next year.”

Colleges Cast a Wary Eye on Trump Policy on Higher Education (Newsday, December 12, 2016) “Loosening higher education regulations and reporting by stepping away from accreditation, in particular, could allow colleges to withhold pertinent information and data from the public, further reducing their credibility. The process of accreditation, in which colleges are evaluated by a group of neutral peers, keeps everything honest.”

Sweden Pushes for HE Links With Industry to Stop “Losing Ground” (Times Higher Education, December 12, 2016) “The Swedish Higher Education Authority will now evaluate research quality assurance, as well as education, and one-third of the new competitive research funding allocated to universities will be based on their success in collaborating with industry.”



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