Associations & Accreditations

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.

Changing Accreditation Agencies – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Tate: Critics of Accreditation Don’t Understand the Process

Interview with Florence Tate, Executive Director, Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
This year we saw an increased focus on accreditation by NACIQI and the Department of Education. In our interview with ABHES Executive Director Florence Tate, we discuss ABHES receiving recognition, the NACIQI meeting, new applications for accreditation and much more.

Changing Accreditation Agencies – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

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.

Changing Accreditation Agencies – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Quality, Accountability and Action – Part 2

By Linda Baer, Ph.D.; Copyright 2015; reprinted by permission of ACICS
Many who are looking for more public accountability point to performance as best evidence of quality. But how to effectively measure performance? One key measure is student learning outcomes. In addition, national and state efforts have identified several other measures including access, productivity and efficiency, degree completion, and economic returns from post-secondary education.

Changing Accreditation Agencies – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!