Associations & Accreditations

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.

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

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.

MAPCS Goes Regional

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.

MAPCS Goes Regional

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.

MAPCS Goes Regional

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.

MAPCS Goes Regional