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Enhancing the Evaluation of Unaccredited Institutions: Using the CIPP Model

By Laura Vieth, Deputy Director, Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
In an effort to develop improved processes for evaluations of unaccredited postsecondary institutions, a regulatory state agency recently completed a research study to explore, test, and implement appropriate measures for use in assessment. This was achieved through a utilization of the action research methodology and the Stufflebeam (1971) Context Input Process Product (CIPP) Model.

2019 State of the Sector Update

Hard Facts About Soft Skills

Dr. Amanda Opperman, Director of Competency-Based Solutions, Wonderlic, Inc.
Job seekers struggle to get noticed among the thousands of candidates who have the same training and certifications. Learn how data from a recent nationwide survey of employers can equip job seekers, educators, and employers with the data, tools and resources necessary to understand and close the soft skills gap.

2019 State of the Sector Update

The Impending Crisis for Educational Institutions Accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
The current situation, in which a large accrediting commission may be involuntarily shut down, is unprecedented in U.S. accreditation history. Dr. Pond’s article discusses the implications on higher education institutions and students, where ACICS accredited institutes would go and the accreditation migration process.

2019 State of the Sector Update

Hammer Hopes to Educate the Public, Inspire Educational Reform in “Injustice for All”

Written from an interview by Jenny Faubert with Mary Lyn Hammer, President and CEO, Champion College Services and Education Advocate
CER interviewed Mary Lyn Hammer, education advocate, president and CEO of Champion College Services, regarding her special report titled “Injustice for All.” “Injustice for All” offers well-documented evidence of the U.S. Department of Education’s consistent pattern of data manipulation and misreporting.

2019 State of the Sector Update