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May Memo to the Field & AWARE Webinar
5/23/2016 10:57:00 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
May 2016 Memorandum to the Field & AWARE Webinar
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March/April Standards Century
5/5/2016 09:06:38 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Latest ACICS Newsletter available online
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Standard Century, Volume 4 No. 2
5/2/2016 08:36:38 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standard Century, Volume 4 No. 2
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April Memo to the Field & AWARE Webinar
4/19/2016 02:47:52 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Memorandum to the Field & Upcoming AWARE Webinar
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ACICS Leadership Change
4/18/2016 12:50:50 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Media Statement: ACICS Leadership Change
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Raising Standards, Producing Success at ICCI
3/31/2016 10:11:48 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ICCI establishes higher standards and improves job placement rate
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Update: Information for Mattia Students
3/4/2016 08:42:24 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Update: Information for Mattia Students
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ACICS responds to ProPublica/Chronicle of Higher Ed article
2/26/2016 01:36:33 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Letter to ProPublica/Chronicle regarding Who’s Regulating For-Profit Schools? article

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Update on the Accreditation Status of Mattia College, Miami, FL
2/24/2016 04:14:52 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Update on the Accreditation Status of Mattia College, Miami, FL
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ACICS Reaches out to Mattia College Students
2/23/2016 05:04:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Reaches out to Mattia College Students
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Standard Century, Volume 4 No. 1
2/10/2016 10:38:40 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standard Century, Volume 4 No. 1 January 2016
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Statement Regarding the Accreditation Status of Computer Systems Institute
2/5/2016 10:05:55 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Statement Regarding the Accreditation Status of Computer Systems Institute
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Seattle Mayor honors ACICS member, Seattle Film Institute
1/14/2016 03:12:04 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Seattle Mayor honors ACICS member Seattle Film Institute
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AWARE Webinar to Review Latest Memo to the Field
1/13/2016 04:31:20 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
AWARE Webinar to Review Latest Memo to the Field
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Website Maintenance This Weekend
12/16/2015 10:13:02 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Website Maintenance This Weekend - December 19
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Career Education Review features interview with ACICS leadership
12/3/2015 03:55:08 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Career Education Review's December 2015 interview with Al Gray and Tony Bieda
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Standards Century Volume 3, No.9
12/3/2015 11:27:53 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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ITT Recognized for Excellence in Loan Default Reduction
12/3/2015 10:36:40 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ITT Tech receives recognition for lowering loan default rate

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ACICS Website Maintenance
11/24/2015 08:59:06 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Website maintenance November 28-29, 2015
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ACICS Announces Options for Displaced Students
11/18/2015 03:49:30 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Announces Options for University of Southernmost Florida Students Displaced By Recent Closure 

 


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Empire College Receives Jefferson Public Service Award
11/5/2015 11:10:27 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Empire College Board of Directors Receives Jefferson Award for Public Service
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Education & the Workforce Committee Press Release on CFPB Investigation
10/23/2015 02:44:45 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Education & the Workforce Committee Press Release on CFPB Investigation


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Webinar - Institutional Disclosure - Best Practices Guide
10/21/2015 11:29:16 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Webinar - Institutional Disclosure - Best Practices Guide
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Letter to Center for American Progress from ACICS
10/19/2015 11:25:40 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS responds to Center for American Progress (CAP) research project, “Up to the Job? National Accreditation and College Outcomes.”
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October AWARE Webinar Available on YouTube Channel
10/7/2015 09:45:38 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
October AWARE Webinar Presentation on YouTube
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Standards Century, Volume 3, No.8
9/30/2015 01:36:28 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century, September 2015, Volume 3, No.8
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Standards Century Volume 3, No. 8
9/30/2015 10:53:21 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No. 8
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Memo to the Field - September 2015
9/16/2015 04:52:23 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes proposed revisions to multiple sections of the Accreditation Criteria including


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ACICS President Albert C. Gray Responds to Washington Post Article
9/15/2015 03:08:14 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Letter to the Washington Post Editor regarding the CAP report


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Senator Jimmy Higdon named KACCS 2015 Legislator of the Year
8/25/2015 04:23:37 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Senator Higdon named KACCS Legislator of the Year
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July/August Standards Century Newsletter now available
8/11/2015 06:00:22 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
July/August Standards Century Newsletter available online
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Standards Century Volume 3, No. 7
8/11/2015 05:25:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century July/August 2015
Volume 3, No. 7
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Be Sure It Is The Real ACICS
7/27/2015 03:58:29 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
International Affairs Office of USDOE Information on Diploma Mills and Fraud
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June Standards Century available online
6/30/2015 04:24:11 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Announcement of June edition of Standards Century online
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Testimony of Dr. Albert C. Gray
6/29/2015 11:25:18 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Testimony of Albert C. Gray to Senate HELP Committee on June 17, 2015
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Standards Century Volume 3, No. 6
6/26/2015 04:22:41 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century June 2015
Volume 3, No. 6
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Accreditation Alert: Definition of Placement
6/24/2015 09:25:08 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Accreditation alert on the definition of placement
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White Paper: Quality, Accountability, and Action
6/8/2015 10:29:43 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
White Paper: Quality, Accountability, and Action
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'Quality Risk’ confronting member institutions
6/4/2015 04:19:46 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Chair John Euliano describes and cautions colleges and schools about the risks created by substandard quality; transcript of his address to membership during 2015 annual meeting. Complete text        


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Standards Century May 2015
6/3/2015 11:30:24 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century May 2015
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Standards Century Volume 3, No.5
6/3/2015 11:09:08 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No.4
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Press Release: ACICS reaches out to Everest/Corinthian’s students
5/15/2015 08:51:12 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Tony Bieda, 202.336.6781 May 1, 2015: Washington, D.C. –The accrediting authority for three Everest Colleges in California (Ontario, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino) and one in Rochester, New York is reaching out to other accredited institutions, state approval authorities, and t


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May Memorandum to the Field is Available
5/13/2015 09:35:36 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
May Memorandum to the Field is Available
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Maintenance this weekend on document management system
5/4/2015 03:17:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The ACICS Electronic Document Management section of the Member Portal will be offline for maintenance beginning at 8:00 pm EDT this Friday, 5/8/2015 through 12:00 pm EDT on Sunday 5/10/15 . You will be unable to upload documents during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.         


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Standards Century Volume 3, No.4
5/4/2015 01:27:28 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No.4
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Standards Century Volume 3, No.4
5/4/2015 10:15:31 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No.4
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Standards Century Volume 3, No.3
5/4/2015 09:39:30 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No.3
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ACICS reaches out to Everest/Corinthian’s students
5/1/2015 10:48:35 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS reaches out to Everest/Corinthian’s students
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Community service honor for THSU
4/17/2015 01:34:07 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Recognizes Texas Health & Science University
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'Fortune' profiles IT-focused college
4/17/2015 01:02:46 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Fortune magazine article features Neumont University
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ACICS Annual Report Webinar: A Review of 2014
4/10/2015 03:45:26 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Annual Report Webinar: A Review of 2014
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Standards Century Volume 3, No.2
3/10/2015 09:31:07 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Volume 3, No.2
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Title IV Accountability: Outreach to Puerto Rico Institutions
3/3/2015 04:39:14 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Title IV Accountability: Outreach to Puerto Rico Institutions
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Radiologic Technologist Registry Recognizes ACICS
2/10/2015 01:20:34 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Radiologic Technologist Registry Recognizes ACICS
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January 2015 Newsletter
1/30/2015 01:40:57 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Standards Century Vol. 3, No. 1
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Standards Century Volume 3, No. 1
1/30/2015 12:15:36 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Newsletter for January 2015

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February 2015 AWARE Webinar
1/15/2015 02:17:00 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Announcement for February 2015 AWARE webinar

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January 2015 Memorandum to the Field
1/15/2015 01:46:21 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review.
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 6
12/31/2014 02:54:56 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The President's Town Hall meeting held at the Annual Conference this past November was an excellent opportunity for members to query commissioners and ACICS senior staff on their issues of concern.
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 6
12/31/2014 02:41:59 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The President's Town Hall meeting held at the Annual Conference this past November was an excellent opportunity for members to query commissioners and ACICS senior staff on their issues of concern.


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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 5
11/26/2014 12:44:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
More than 300 members and guests joined ACICS for the 2014 Conference and Annual Meeting
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2014 Systematic Review of the Accreditation Criteria
11/10/2014 12:04:57 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS is continuing its comprehensive review of the Accreditation Criteria.
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 4
10/30/2014 08:45:54 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Last Days to Submit CAR
10/22/2014 12:54:08 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Last Days to Submit 2014 CAR
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Registration Opens for 2015 1st Quarter Workshops
10/15/2014 09:54:59 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Registration Opens for 2015 1st Quarter Workshops
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Town Hall Meeting Slated for NOLA
10/6/2014 03:25:29 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
President Albert C. Gray will host a town hall meeting at the ACICS annual conference in New Orleans Nov. 3 – 5.
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 3
10/3/2014 10:38:08 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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5 Tips to Improve Your 2014 CAR Submission
10/2/2014 01:36:35 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
5 Tips to Improve Your 2014 CAR Submission
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 2
9/25/2014 09:26:01 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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AWARE Webinar - September 15, 2014
9/5/2014 11:17:22 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

This AWARE Webinar will focus final and proposed revisions to the Accreditation Criteria           


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Memorandum to the Field - September 2014
9/5/2014 11:01:53 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final and proposed revisions to multiple sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to the Glossary of Definitions, Change of Ownership, Branch-to-Main Reclassification, Translation of Faculty Transcripts, Change of Locat


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Attention Golfers Attending the ACICS Annual Conference
8/29/2014 03:47:30 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Has Arranged a Golf Outing in New Orleans!
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Jones, Edwards nominated for Council election
8/8/2014 04:22:59 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The Council has nominated Deborah Jones, Ed.D, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Charter College, and Michelle Edwards, MBA, Dean of Academics at Delta School of Business & Technology, to stand for election this fall.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Historical Archives
8/5/2014 03:15:14 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Historical archives project to go live and public today
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July Standards Century available online
7/9/2014 09:08:45 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The July issue of Standards Century is available online.
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Standards Century Volume 2, No. 1
7/8/2014 11:14:13 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Announcing Transformation of the ACICS Information Technology Platform
7/2/2014 03:07:49 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Multi-phase, multi-year project to improve user experience, reliability, flexibility


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USDOE announcement: Everest Colleges
6/24/2014 07:50:18 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
USDOE announcement regarding Everest Colleges
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Letter to the Editor: U.S. News and World Report On-Line
6/2/2014 08:36:48 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Letter to the Editor: U S News and World Report On-Line
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Commentary on ED.Gov proposed Gainful Employment Regulations
5/28/2014 10:06:02 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The Department of Education has promulgated the Gainful Employment draft regulations with the stated purpose of protecting students and, presumably, putting their interests first. 
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White Paper: The Value of Accreditation
5/14/2014 04:27:18 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Council presents the White Paper entitled: Notwithstanding Title IV Eligibility: The Enduring and Ubiquitous Value of Institutional Accreditation . This paper explores how accreditation meets the needs of various constituencies and builds a foundation of enduring value of the nation’s colleges and universities. 


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AWARE Webinar - May 30, 2014
5/13/2014 03:12:55 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE)

 

Join us for a Webinar on May 30

 

 

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/784023418

 

This AWARE Webinar will focus on final and proposed revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria including Self-Study Submission, General Education Requirements, Definition of General Education, Cumulative Grade Point Average for Graduate Programs, Bylaws, Definitions and Names of Additional Location and Campus Addition, Change of Ownership Process, Additional Location to Main Campus Reclassification, Translation of Faculty Transcripts to English, Glossary of Definitions and Direct Assessment Competency-Based Programs.

 

Title:

ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE)

Date:

Friday, May 30, 2014

Time:

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

 

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

 

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

 

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

 

 

 

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Memo to the Field - May 2014
5/13/2014 02:50:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
The May 2014 Memorandum to the Field has been posted
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Microsoft security software removes CVE-2014-1776 threat
5/2/2014 03:58:05 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The security flaw, discovered this week, has been detected and removed. A security update that closes the security hole is now available from Microsoft. View details at Microsoft


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Homeland Security Urges IE Users to Switch Due to Security Bug
4/29/2014 11:07:57 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Homeland Security Urges IE Users to Switch Due to Security Bug
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Preserving the Integrity and Quality of Placement Outcomes
4/18/2014 10:13:38 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Council Advisories - Preserving the Integrity and Quality of Placement Outcomes
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Council Advisories
4/18/2014 10:11:21 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Council Advisories
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The 2013 CAR Addendum is now available
4/14/2014 05:20:28 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
An addendum to the 2013 Campus Accountability Report (CAR Addendum)
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Underemployed Generation
2/26/2014 04:26:40 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Underemployed Generation Thought Leadership Event
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Memo to the Field - February 2014
2/25/2014 08:23:20 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The February 2014 Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review.  


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Right issue, wrong fix
2/25/2014 11:39:25 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Right issue, wrong fix: ACICS responds to Chronicle of Higher Education article on student unit record data

 


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AWARE Webinar - February 26, 2014
1/10/2014 12:42:02 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
This AWARE Webinar will focus on final and proposed revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria including Title II, Chapter 3- Institutional Changes; Change of Ownership Process and Self-Study Submission.
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Memorandum to the Field - January 2014
1/10/2014 11:51:45 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The January 2014 Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review.  The Memo includes final and proposed revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria including Title II, Chapter 3- Institutional Changes; Change of Ownership Process and Self-Study Submission. If you have any questions


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Standards Century Volume 1, No. 6
12/31/2013 09:06:45 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The closing days of 2013 provide an occasion to reflect on the opportunities and successes afforded ACICS institutions in the past twelve months.


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Standards Century Volume 1, No. 6
12/27/2013 03:53:16 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The closing days of 2013 provide an occasion to reflect on the opportunities and successes afforded ACICS institutions in the past twelve months.


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Standards Century Volume 1, No.5
12/9/2013 09:46:55 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Operating & Financial Data Published
12/6/2013 03:11:54 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The annual summary of key operating and financial information for 2012 has been published.

 


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Member Portal Maintenance
12/4/2013 09:21:32 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Upcoming Member Portal Maintenance
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HEA Reauthorization Issues and Proposals
11/18/2013 11:08:03 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
HEA Reauthorization Issues and Proposals
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2013 Campus Accountability Report Submission
11/1/2013 04:04:57 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Information about submitting the 2013 Campus Accountability Report
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Standards Century Volume 1, No.4
10/31/2013 12:12:20 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Welcome our new Commissioners!
10/29/2013 04:26:44 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Please welcome all six new commissioners to the Council
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CAR Alert
10/25/2013 02:54:33 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Due to the high volume in accessing and completing the 2013 Campus Accountability Report (CAR),
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Standards Century Volume 1, No.3
10/21/2013 09:19:25 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Empirical Evidence of Quality through Student Unit Records
10/2/2013 02:10:44 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Empirical Evidence of Quality through Student Unit Records
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Candidates Announced for 2013 Commissioner Election
9/30/2013 09:28:07 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Candidates for the two, five year terms are Julie Blake, Eagle Gate College, vs. Monica Foote, Long Island Business Institute, for one school member seat, and Gladys Flecha, Humacao Community Collge, vs. Miguel Rivera, Dewey University, for the second school member seat. Only designated delegates of member institutions are eligible to cast ballots.



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Registration fee reduced for ACICS 2013 Annual Conference and Business Meeting
9/23/2013 04:21:35 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Strong support from sponsors has enabled ACICS to reduce the registration fee for the 2013 annual conference to $650 (does not include hotel).
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Press Release: Rep. Foxx Remarks to Highlight ACICS Conference
9/17/2013 02:05:39 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Press release announcing Virginia Foxx as 2013 keynote speaker
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ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE)
9/5/2013 11:09:42 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
This AWARE Webinar will focus on final and proposed revisions to the Accreditation Criteria outlined in the September 2013 Memorandum to the Field relating to the Catalog; Accreditation of Individual Campuses; Distance Education; Accreditation of International Campuses; General Education Requirements; Bylaws; Campus and Institutional Effectiveness Plans and Institutional Changes.
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Memo to the Field - September 2013
9/4/2013 04:13:39 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The September 2013 Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final and proposed revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria to the Catalog; Accreditation of Individual Campuses; Distance Education; Accreditation of International Campuses; General Education Requirements; Bylaws; Campus and Institutional Effectiveness Plans and Institutional Changes. If you have any questions about any of the information contained in the most recent Memorandum to the Field, please free to contact Ms. Terron King at tking@acics.org or Dr. Thomas Wickenden at twickenden@acics.org.

 

Please note that there will be an ACICS AWARE webinar to discuss the most recent Memorandum to the Field on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

 


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2013 Campus Accountability Report (CAR) Now Available
9/3/2013 03:41:10 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
2013 Campus Accountability Report (CAR) is now available
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HEA Reauthorization – Accreditation Policy & Innovation in Higher Ed
8/30/2013 12:34:04 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Policy brief summarizes areas where innovation at career colleges and schools has been encouraged and supported by quality assurance policy and practice, an issue raised during discussion of the reauthorized Higher Education Act in Congress. Read more...


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Standards Century Volume 1, No.2
8/27/2013 01:31:14 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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Standards Century
8/27/2013 01:25:57 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS Monthly Newsletter
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AWARE Webinar Slides
8/23/2013 06:45:13 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The slides from the August 21, 2013 AWARE Webinar are now avaliable. This webinar was an overview of the changes to the 2013 Campus Accountability Report (CAR). Click here to view slides. 

 


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Council announces appointees, candidates
8/15/2013 12:33:50 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS’s accrediting body (Council) and its governing board (Board of Directors) will have five new members on January 1, 2014 due to resignations and expirations of terms. After reviewing applications and qualification for nearly 40 candidates, the Council’s nominating committee has acted to fill current and year-end openings as follows (all serve five-year terms unless otherwise noted):
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Higher Ed Act Recommendations – Accreditation
8/5/2013 11:16:59 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
ACICS has provided a seven-point policy recommendation to the office of Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina, regarding the salient issues confronting accreditation at the time of Congressional re-authorization of the Higher Education Act. Rep. Foxx is Chairwoman of the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
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Standards Century Volume 1, No.1
8/1/2013 09:15:23 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Monthly ACICS newsletter - Standards Century
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ACICS Authority Recognized by ED.Gov
7/31/2013 08:34:36 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts
Department of Education Recognition
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Neumont University invests in on-campus housing
7/17/2013 10:16:13 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Downtown Salt Lake City’s Tribune building now is home to custom classrooms, laboratories and student housing for Neumont University, an ACICS-accredited institution with strong emphasis on information technology programs and education. (Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/56515614-79/campus-lake-neumont-salt.html.csp )


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ABWA honors National College Grad
7/10/2013 03:24:01 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

MBA student Juliann Poff was honored as Woman of the Year by the American Business Woman’s Association. She attends the ACICS-accredited campus in Roanoke Valley, VA. (Read more…)


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In Defense of Quality: LIBI Corrects the Record
7/3/2013 04:41:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The effectiveness of institutions accredited by ACICS speaks for itself, but occasionally an institution is confronted with the need to speak directly and forcefully about its quality, integrity and comparability. In a letter to a regionally-accredited college, a top administrator for Long Island Business Institute (ACICS-accredited since 1978) has set the record straight regarding a number of recurring topics, including its status as a college, the rigor of its accreditation, and the awarding of credentials that are comprised of academic credits that can be transferred to other colleges, including those accredited by a regional entity.


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Call for Proposals
7/2/2013 12:37:30 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

We want to hear from YOU! The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) seeks education industry experts to submit a proposal presenting new, successful approaches to topics relevant to the owners, administrators, and faculty at for-profit colleges and universities.

The 3rd ACICS Annual Conference and Business Meeting offers an opportunity for you to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies and tools to the many challenges facing campus administrators. Proposals will be selected to provide a program that offers innovative, comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues facing all types and sizes of colleges and universities. 


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Worker Shortage: Five Million in Seven Years
7/1/2013 01:41:48 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Anthony Carnevale, a panelist at the ACICS “Underemployed Generation” policy briefing in May forecasts a need for trained employees with education beyond high school that will reach 5 million by 2020.


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AWARE Webinar FAQs
6/27/2013 09:52:59 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Frequently asked questions from the AWARE Webinar held on May 17, 2013 are now available. Click here to review the questions.


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National College Grad Converts Externship into Job
6/27/2013 09:48:50 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

National College student obtains job before graduation due to externship.


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Call for ACICS Commissioners
6/25/2013 04:21:25 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The ACICS Nominating Committee is receiving applications for the position of ACICS commissioner on the Council.  ACICS commissioners also serve as members of the Board of Directors.  There will be four (4) positions on the Council to be filled for the five (5) year term commencing January 1, 2014.  Two (2) positions will be representatives of ACICS accredited institutions elected by the membership, and two will be appointed by the Council and may be representatives of accredited institutions or public representatives.  Public representatives are persons who are interested in career education; have knowledge or experience useful to the accreditation process; and are willing to contribute opinions, advice, and expertise to the endeavors of ACICS. The public representative cannot be involved or affiliated in any way with an ACICS accredited institution or one that has applied for ACICS accreditation.  More details on these restrictions applied to the public representative positions are set forth in Article I of the ACICS Bylaws which can be found at www.acics.org in the Accreditation Criteria under the Accreditation dropdown tab. 

Diversity in various respects is important to the Council.  The Council seeks commissioners with educational administrative experience as well as commissioners with current academic experience. In addition, diversity in areas such as size of institution represented, geographical location, gender, and ethnicity is desirable. 

It is an honor to be chosen to serve as an ACICS commissioner, but it comes with significant commitment. A commissioner must attend three full week accreditation business meetings each year, in April, August, and December.  In addition, there is a two-day policy meeting in January or February.  From time to time, a commissioner may be called upon to make a special visit to one of our member institutions or to serve on a special advisory committee. Travel expenses incurred by commissioners on ACICS business are reimbursed

If you are interested in serving on the Council, please complete the online application at https://acics.wufoo.com/forms/acics-commissioner-candidate-application-form/ by no later than July 21, 2013.  Also, if you know of someone who might be interested and qualified to be a commissioner but would not have received this message, please pass the message along.  The ACICS Nominating Committee will meet in early August and respond to applicants following that meeting. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at agray@acics.org
or 202-336-6778.

Sincerely

 

Albert C. Gray, Ph.D.
President and CEO

 


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