Topics regarding layoffs at ACICS

Topics regarding layoffs at ACICS

Gonna miss it

Was a program evaluator (auditor) for decades. Gonna miss staying in top-notch Marriotts, eating at 5-star restaurants (I remember a meal once for 5 of us that cost over $700), and traveling to great locales. There were some fellow evaluator... —  read more 

Still in business?

"The number of colleges overseen by ACICS has shrunk dramatically since 2016, when the Obama administration's decision to yank approval led many institutions to seek recognition elsewhere; other college chains overseen by ACICS have abruptly closed... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+10moINzf

ACICS on the ropes again

"U.S. Department of Education staff are recommending the agency terminate its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a move that would require the institutions it accredits to find a new accreditor or else lose... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+1iiwdjwH

Anthony Bieda Out, Meetings on Zombie Colleges

Anthony Bieda, Head of ACICS, just resigned. "Roger J. Williams is ACICS's new interim leader. ...This week the agency is conducting hearings related to its possible sanctioning of several high-profile institutions, including ITT Technical Institute... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+IGX4gai

Failure...and More Failure?

ACICS failed to do its job with ITT Tech. Will it also fail to do its job with the 8 Art Institutes it continues to accredit?

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Post ID:  @OP+JpmTxgS

Will Betsy DeVos resurrect ACICS?

"Attorney General Shapiro, with a coalition of 20 Attorneys General, submitted formal comments today to U.S. Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos, requesting the Department reject the Accrediting Council’s application for recognition – a status... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+RTE8Yhn

ACICS and the Dregs of Higher Education

On the next to the last point, an institution the reader has probably never heard of (Stratford University in Northern Virginia) issued a huge number (1,697) of 29-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) work permits under the provision for STEM... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+TvqZHRJ

The 85 Colleges That Only ACICS Would Accredit

"According to a new data review,* the restoration of ACICS was a windfall for most of the 85 colleges that failed to find a new accrediting agency by June 12. The majority of these colleges failed to demonstrate that they were able to meet any other... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+U8YxwNH

Virginia College Closing Campuses

"Education Corporation of America, a for-profit higher education provider with locations across the country, plans to close 26 campuses -- a third of its current total -- by early 2020. The closures would affect almost every chain of colleges... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+V9EDNMt

Accreditation Is No Sign Of Quality

"Yet in practice, accreditors—who are paid by the institutions themselves—appear to be ineffectual at best, much like the role of credit rating agencies during the recent financial crisis." David Deming and David Figlio in Accountability in US... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+ViOo3fG

ACICS back in business

"Education Department officials have recommended new life for an accrediting agency whose federal authority to operate was withdrawn by the Obama administration."... —  read more 

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Post ID:  @OP+VpoRqMN

It's Official

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will restore federal recognition to a for-profit college accreditor for which the Obama administration withdrew recognition." —  read more 

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