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Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Written from an interview with Christopher Lambert, Executive Director, ACCET
Christopher Lambert is the new Executive Director of Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). He lays out his plan for moving forward, with a foundation in caring for people as much as caring about the work in addition to utilizing technology to springboard into the future.

NACIQI, ED.Gov, CHEA Offer Guidance Regarding COVID-19-Era Quality Assurance

NACIQI, ED.Gov, CHEA Offer Guidance Regarding COVID-19-Era Quality Assurance

By Anthony S. Bieda, www.asb34policyresources.com
The global pandemic disrupting instruction in higher education is also re-shaping some of the highly routinized, methodical quality assurance protocols of accreditation. The analysis that follows considers available written disclosures from the accreditation community and the primary sources of guidance regarding accreditation recognition: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, the NACIQI, and the CHEA.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Accrediting Agencies Preparing for Virtual Site Visits

Written from interviews with ACCSC, DEAC, ACCET and ABHES
Accrediting agencies are moving to virtual site visits as COVID-19 cases continue to increase nationwide. But officials from four accrediting agencies say the virtual process will be similar to on-site visits, except that they will be done primarily online and involve more preplanning.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Senior Department Official’s Thoughtful Response to ACICS

By Nicholas Kent, Senior Vice President of Policy and Research, Career Education Colleges and Universities
Kent examines the recommendation from Diane Auer Jones which will undoubtedly inform Secretary DeVos, who will conduct her own independent evaluation of whether ACICS should continue as a federally recognized accreditor.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Edwards: ACICS Continues to Operate as a Fully Functioning Accrediting Agency

Interview with Michelle Edwards, President and CEO, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
New ACICS President and CEO, Ms. Edwards, discusses the significant reforms ACICS has made in the past year, their petition for recognition, lessons learned and the future of ACICS.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

Gunderson: Modernize the HEA to Reflect Today’s Students and Today’s Schools

Interview with Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities
Gunderson, President and CEO of CECU, reflects on their campaign to create 5 million career professions one year later, 2017 achievements, their HEA Jobs Proposal and goals for 2018.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

MAPCS Goes Regional

By James (Jim) A. Bologa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute
The purpose of this article is to share what MAPCS went through to form a regional state association and to inform other private career school state associations of the benefits and challenges associated with this process.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

PAPSA/CSPEN Survey Finds That ACICS-Accredited School’s Still Hope for More Time and Support in Transition Process

By Tom Netting, Co-Executive Director, CSPEN and Aaron Shenck, Executive Director, PAPSA
PAPSA and CSPEN collaborated on the circulation of an anonymous survey seeking additional information and a status report on where ACICS-accredited schools are in the process of transitioning from ACICS to a different accrediting agency or agencies. This article discusses those results.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going

The Central States Private Education Network: A CSPEN Coming Out Party

By Dr. Joel A. English, Board Chair, CSPEN and Vice President of Operations, Centura College & Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Not wanting to change what made CSPEN different, in February 2017 they decided to become a 501(c)(3). Instead of limiting access with membership dues, CSPEN will leverage their ablity to accept tax-deductible donations, and keep being who they have been – open, casual, opinionated, community-based, and free.

Christopher Lambert: ACCET Positioned Perfectly for Where Higher Education is Going