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Comments on Sen. Alexander's Accreditation Policy Paper

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Comments on Sen. Alexander's Accreditation Policy Paper

April 30, 2015

Response to one of three policy papers issued March 23 by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on topics related to reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This particular paper focuses on higher education accreditation.

Among the issues expressed in the comments is concern over any move to federalize accreditation or to hand authority over academic quality to the states.

Along with ACE, associations and accrediting agencies signing the comments include:

  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • UNCF
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission


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