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  • Accreditation and Standards

    August 18, 2014

    Sept. 2 Event Will Focus on Accountability Proposals and Minority-Serving Institutions, Students

    ​Seven scholars will address the question, “Will Higher Ed Accountability Proposals Narrow Opportunity For Minority Students & Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs)?” at a Sept. 2 forum in Washington, DC.

  • Government Regulation

    June 6, 2014

    Newton's cradle demonstrates momentum and energy

    Federal Watch: Inertia

    ACE’s Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president for government and public affairs, recaps higher education-related activity on Capitol Hill.

  • Law and the Courts

    April 21, 2014

    ACE Joins Brief in Accreditation Lawsuit

    ACE signed on to an amicus brief filed Friday in an accreditation case on appeal from a federal district court in Virginia, Professional Massage Training Center v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges (AACSC).

  • Government Regulation

    December 15, 2013

    President Obama

    Rating Obama's Ratings Plan

    As President Obama's plan to rate insitutions slowly wends its way toward reality, college and university presidents are bracing for impact.

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 15, 2013

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    Exploding Myths

    Too strict. Too lax. Too transparent, and not transparent enough. Regional accreditation, long an overlooked corner of postsecondary policy, has become the Rodney Dangerfield of higher education.

  • Government Regulation

    December 15, 2013

    Federal Watch: A Different HEA? Before Congress Reauthorizes, It Should Rethink.

    ACE's Terry W. Hartle discusses the interconnected relationship between the Department of Education, states, and accreditors.

  • Global Higher Education

    December 15, 2013

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    Going Global

    What can we learn from an assessment designed to measure the skills and knowledge of students all over the world? (Actually, that's a good question.)

  • Accreditation and Standards

    December 15, 2013

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    Higher Education's Higher Accountability

    Amid a recent spate of federal and state efforts to directly regulate higher education, accountability has gotten a bad reputation in academe. But colleges and universities already have a long history of effectively holding themselves to account.

  • Adult Learners

    November 20, 2013

    Competency-Based Education Takes Center Stage in Washington Discussion

    Higher education xperts gathered Nov. 18 in Washington to discuss the growing field of competency-based education and community colleges’ role in its development and implementation.

  • Higher Education Act

    September 20, 2013

    Senate, House Hold HEA Reauthorization Hearings

    ​The Senate and House are moving forward on preparations to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the primary law governing federal higher education programs.