By Barbara A. Schmitz, Career Education Review Staff Writer
In August 2012, Professional Massage Training Center or PMTC filed a lawsuit seeking restoration of its accreditation and damages after ACCSC revoked the school’s accreditation. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia decision, written by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady and filed Jan. 17, 2014, granted the PMTC, continued accreditation until the next normal review, as well as $429,016.62 in damages.
By Thomas Kube, Executive Director of Kube & Company
This case study is presented to show that even a complexly dysfunctional situation can be made whole and normal again. In late 2012, Kube had taken over a floundering school, found some of the key areas of underperformance, made some significant personnel changes and placed good people there to bring those functions up to required levels of performance and compliance.
By Robert W. Tucker, Ph.D., President, InterEd, Inc.
While institutional opacity is the norm, your institution stands to benefit by breaking away from this norm. Identify relevant quality metrics, measure and manage them, and make the results available to potential consumers for each individual program. These metrics should not be aggregated to the institutional level. No one enrolls in, studies in, or gains proficiencies in an institution.
By Robert L. Martin, President & CEO Imagine America Foundation
Prepared by leading industry analysts, the Fact Book contains research and analysis of important trends in the career college sector of higher education. The Fact Book presents a comprehensive look at the career college sector of higher education, as well as a comparison of public and private two-year and four-year institutions.
By Tawnie Cortez, Vice President of Student Affairs at Rasmussen College with Cheryl Hentz
Rasmussen College announced in late January their Public Benefit Corporation status. They are still a for-profit organization with the same responsibilities. By adding the moniker, they feel it better reflects the college.
By Brian Newman
Accreditation reform will be a focus as Congress reauthorizes the Higher Education Act. While the accrediting community appears resigned to some change, they view peer review and their role in fostering continuous quality improvement as sacrosanct.
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