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Letter to the House on the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act

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Letter to the House on the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act

July 17, 2013

Letter endorsing the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would repeal three Education Department regulations: gainful employment, state authorization and the definition of credit hour.



H.R. 2637 was introduced by Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-VA), chair of the House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training; John Kline (R-MN), chair of the full committee; and Alcee Hastings (D-FL). 

Along with ACE, associations and accrediting organizations signing the letter include:

  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Regional Accrediting Organizations

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Commission on Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

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