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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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ACICS Press Releases
10/29/2014 03:47:33 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts
List of press releases
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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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NewSchool of Architecture Promotes Job Creation
6/25/2013 10:49:37 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diegorecognizes a local partnership that is promoting the expansion of economic opportunity through the growth of design jobs in the local community. 


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ACICS Opines on Rulemaking Topics
6/4/2013 03:54:12 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

State Authorization, Gainful Employment and State Authorization are topics of interest to member institutions that are proposed subjects of a new round of rulemaking by the Department of Education. ACICS has provided written guidance on these issues by inventorying and interpreting the sustained impact of effective ac


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View May 17, 2013 AWARE Webinar
5/21/2013 11:24:03 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

This AWARE Webinar focused on final and proposed revisions to the Accreditation Criteria outlined in the May 2013 Memorandum to the Field relating to the Campus Accountability Report, Unannounced Visits, English as a Second Language Programs, Disclosure and Notification, Eligibility Requirements, Application Processes, Learning Resources and Service Requirements, Catalog, Accreditation of Individual Campuses, Distance Education, Accreditation of International Institutions and General Education Requirements.  It also describes Council activities related to the Independent Verification of Placement Data and Mitigating Circumstances for Student Achievement. Click here to view the completed webinar. 

 


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The Underemployed Generation: Matching Skills to Jobs
5/17/2013 03:39:10 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, ACICS joins the National Journal for in depth policy discussion on the American workforce, economy and education system, "The Underemployed Generation Matching Skills to Jobs."  


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April 2013 Council Actions
5/13/2013 05:06:41 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The April 2013 Council Actions are posted for your review. 


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Memo to the Field - May 2013
5/9/2013 04:09:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The May 2013  Memorandum to the Field  has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Bylaws. 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 a


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ACICS partners with National Journal for workforce development discussion
5/8/2013 03:18:23 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Join ACICS and the National Journal for the policy discussion, “The Underemployed Generation: Matching skills to jobs” Tuesday May 21 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The results of ACICS’s second major research project on workforce development – titled, “Underemployed in America: A survey of how they view skills


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REVISED Memo to the Field - April 2013
5/7/2013 10:15:43 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The revised April 2013 Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review.  Two changes were made to the Final Criteria Revisions section of this Memorandum.  These changes include the deletion of language in Appendix D: Standards of Satisfactory Progress that states that an institution must have provisi


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AWARE Webinar - May 17, 2013
4/30/2013 04:26:10 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE) Join us for a Webinar on May 17 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/960656482   This AWARE Webinar will focus on final and proposed revisions to the Accreditation Criteria outlined in the May 2


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ACICS Webinar: Highlights of the 2012 Annual Report
4/2/2013 03:37:11 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS Webinar: Highlights of the 2012 Annual Report


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Memo to the Field - March 2013
3/8/2013 11:23:33 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The  Memorandum to the Field has been posted for review. The Memo includes proposed revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Unannounced Visits; Satisfactory Academic Progress; English as a Second Language Programs; Disclosure and Notification; Eligibility Requirements and Learning Resou


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ACICS Executive Director's Advisory
3/3/2013 08:39:01 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

  The purpose of this advisory is two-fold:  1) to clarify issues regarding the letters on student achievement compliance and/or improvement recently received by some ACICS accredited institutions, and 2) to provide information on specialized Campus Accountability Report (CAR) procedures with respect to licensure


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ACICS in the News
1/30/2013 04:12:45 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Highlights of the ACICS Centennial Celebration and Professional Development Conference appear in the January 2013 edition of Career Education Review . Click here to read the article - "Accreditation’s Value Proposition Is Tested And Tempered."          


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2013 Council Roster Now Complete
1/10/2013 04:11:29 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas B. Duff to the ACICS Council, effective Jan. 9, 2013. His appointment completes the roster of 15 commissioners that will compose the decision and policy-making body in 2013. Dr. Duff is no stranger to the Council or ACICS member institutions, having served as a Bo


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Memo to the Field - January 2013
1/10/2013 03:25:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The  Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Extensive Substantive Changes; Waivers; Bylaws; the Campus Accountability Report and the Placement Verification Program. If you have any questions about any of the in


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Academic Enterprises Inc.
1/4/2013 11:49:50 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Statement on Academic Enterprises Inc.’s Closure of Sawyer and Butler Business Schools January 4, 2013 The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) accredited five campuses owned by Academic Enterprises Inc. including the Sawyer Schools in Hamden and Hartford, Connecticut and Pawtucket an


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2012 Professional Development Presentations
12/26/2012 04:46:25 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The presentations from our 2012 Professional Development Sessions are now available. View Presentations                                


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Centennial Newsletter - December
12/21/2012 12:14:03 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Click here to read the latest edition of the Centennial Newsletter!


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New Commissioner Appointed to Council!
12/17/2012 03:41:14 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Anne Ramirez to the ACICS Council, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Dr. Ramirez is Dean of Stratford University, Glenn Allen, VA. She has extensive experience with the quality assurance process involving national, regional and programmatic accreditors. An extended biography


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Executive Leadership of 2013 Council announced
12/17/2012 10:12:29 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Two members of the Council will assume executive roles beginning January 1, 2013. Commissioner Brian Stewart, President and CEO of Bryan College in Springfield, MO assumes the chair. He has served on the Council since 2009 and his current term runs through 2013. Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in human resour


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Centennial Highlights
12/12/2012 03:50:52 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Centennial Fact Sheet


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Centennial Newsletter - November
12/3/2012 12:19:12 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Click here   to read the latest edition of the Centennial Newsletter!                      


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Two New Commissioners Joining Council!
11/16/2012 05:15:06 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Ms. Audrey Kaplan and Dr. Tamara Rozhon as commissioners on the ACICS Council, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Ms. Kaplan is Vice President of Compliance for the Education Corporation of America.  Dr. Rozhon is President of Carrington College. Both have led post-secondary instituti


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2012 Outstanding Peer Evaluators Recognized
11/15/2012 11:56:22 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

2012 Outstanding Peer Evaluators Press Release


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2012 CAR Deadline Extended!
10/31/2012 05:13:56 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Due to the severe impact of Hurricane Sandy, ACICS is granting member institutions impacted by the storm an extension for submission of the Campus Accountability Report (CAR). This extension only applies to the deadline for submission of the report; not for the placements or licensure pass rates reported in the CAR.


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Centennial Newsletter - October 2012
10/24/2012 05:03:48 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Click here   to read the latest edition of the Centennial Newsletter!


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Accreditation Advisory on Federal Credit Hour Definition
10/5/2012 03:53:13 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Executive Director’s latest Advisory provides guidance and examples on how to comply with federal regulations and ACICS criteria on assigning credit hours for purposes of allocating federal financial aid. Read More...  


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ACICS Responds to Senate HELP Report
10/5/2012 02:40:35 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

SUMMARY: The HELP Committee has identified various deficiencies perceived to be endemic to the career college sector, including high drop-out rates, low per-student expenditures on instruction, high tuition rates, and high expenditures on marketing and admissions. Much of the criticism takes issue with the quality of


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Centennial Newsletter - September 2012
10/3/2012 03:21:41 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Click here for the latest edition of the Centennial Newsletter


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The 2012 CAR due date has been extended!
10/3/2012 03:14:48 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The 2012 CAR due date has been extended The 2012 CAR is now due on or before Thursday, November 1, 2012. Completers or graduates who are placed on or prior to November 1st, the due date of the report may be counted as


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2012 CAR Now Open!
10/3/2012 03:10:16 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The 2012 CAR is now available for entering data and uploading back up spreadsheets.  Please review the Guidelines and Instructions for the 2012 CAR for a description of changes from last year’s report and for contact information on various topics.  The 2012


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Executive Director's Call for Commissioner Nomination
7/31/2012 06:37:08 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS or the Council) is calling for nominations for the position of commissioner on the Council. Commissioners also comprise the ACICS Board of Directors. Click here for more information.


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Memo to the Field - July 2012
7/31/2012 03:28:08 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

A new Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Program Compliance Warning and Review Board Panel Composition. If you have any questions about any of the


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2011 KOS
7/10/2012 09:25:53 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The latest Summary of Key Operating Statistics (KOS) is available. The KOS contains information based on the Campus Accountability Reports (CAR) submitted by ACICS accredited institutions. Click here for the latest KOS.  


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AWARE Webinar July 10, 2012
7/2/2012 10:37:56 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

  ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE)


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Memo to the Field - June 2012
6/29/2012 04:56:42 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo includes final revisions to sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Due Process, Team Selection, Composition Standards and Centrally Controlled Institutions. The Memo includes information on proposed


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Florida Career College to teach-out FastTrain College students
6/27/2012 10:10:05 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) was notified by FastTrain College that it will close all seven campuses in Florida on June 30, 2012. When an institution closes, ACICS’ standards require a teach out plan that


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June Centennial Newsletter
6/13/2012 04:34:05 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Click here to read the latest issue of the Centennial Newsletter  


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AWARE Webinar Postponed
6/1/2012 09:50:49 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

AWARE WEBINAR NOTIFICATION   The AWARE Webinar scheduled for June 1, 2012 has been postponed to ensure additional actions to be taken by the Council in June, 2012 can be included. Once a new Webinar date has been set, registration


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AWARE Webinar - Announcing, Relating & Explaining
5/18/2012 03:33:04 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

    ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating & Explaining (AWARE) Join us for a Webinar on June 1 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at https www2.gotomeeting.com register 207331058 This AWARE Webinar will focus on final and proposed revisions


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Memo to the Field - April 2012
5/18/2012 02:30:49 PM | 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 Definition of Federal Credit Hours, Show Cause Directive, Due Process Recognition Standards, Program Compliance


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The website will be down for maintenance
5/14/2012 12:06:34 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The ACICS website will be down for routine maintenance from Friday, May 11, 2012 10pm until Saturday, May 12, 2012 10pm.


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Centennial Newsletter - May 2012
5/11/2012 05:20:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

  Click here to read the latest issue of the Centennial Newsletter  


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Memo to the Field - April 2012
5/11/2012 05:03:31 PM | 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 Definition of Federal Credit Hours, Show Cause Directive, Due Process Recognition Standards,


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Centennial Newsletter - April 2012
4/16/2012 11:07:55 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

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New Memo to the Field Posted - March 2012
3/26/2012 04:52:03 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

A new Memorandum to the Field has been posted for your review. The Memo proposed revisions to multiple sections of the Accreditation Criteria relating to Due Process.


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Empire College Honored for Community Service by White House
3/20/2012 04:17:39 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Last December, President Obama announced through the Corporation for National and Community Service a request for applications from colleges and universities across the United States that were involved in providing community service to the communities that they serve.  Empire College, located


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Register Now for the Centennial Conference
3/12/2012 04:08:20 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

2012 Professional Development Conference & Annual MeetingThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas November 8 11, 2012Our Professional Development Conference and Annual Meeting will be held at The Comopolitan of Las Vegas this year. Mark your calendars, we have an exciting weekend planned  This


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Excellence Under Scrutiny
3/8/2012 10:54:04 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

ACICS issues 2011 Annual Report, focusing on the intense scrutiny the quality assurance discipline has withstood in the recent past. Click here to view the full report  Click here to participate in March 9 (2 00 p.m. EST) webinar  Click


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Updated Refund and Cancellation Policy
3/1/2012 10:52:40 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

If you enroll in a workshop and cannot attend, you have two (2) options. Transfer your registration (one time) to another individual or workshop or cancel the registration. All requests for cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing, please send them


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Centennial Newsletter - February 2012
2/28/2012 04:27:37 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

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Executive Director Update - January 2012
1/31/2012 10:25:16 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Colleges and Schools Focus on Program level Standards More than a thousand individuals joined the January edition of the AWARE webinar concerning program level standards and credit hour definitions, indicative of the strong interest in the new accreditation requirements. The


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Centennial Poster Competition - Winners Announced!
1/13/2012 03:26:43 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

In celebration of ACICS’ 100 years of providing excellence in education, students of ACICS accredited colleges and schools were invited to submit designs for the agency’s commemorative Centennial poster competition. More than 80 entries were submitted from students across the


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Centennial Newletter - January 2012
1/13/2012 02:53:52 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

This month marks the beginning of our Centennial year, celebrating 100 years of assuring the quality and integrity of education students need to succeed in the workplace. Find out more in our January 2012 Centennial Newsletter.


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December Council actions posted in Memo to the Field
1/4/2012 09:57:26 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Final and proposed revisions to the ACICS Criteria regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress, Program Level Standards for Student Achievement, Enrollment Agreements, Admissions, Education Requirements and Transfer of Credit Policy for Doctoral Programs, Federal Credit Hour Definition and Show Cause Directives are


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AWARE Webinar - February 3
1/3/2012 01:56:54 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Invitation to January 13 AWARE Webinar


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Executive Director Update - December 2011
12/15/2011 02:50:44 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Going Beyond Site Visit Verification of Campus Data Great emphasis has emerged on the reliability of placement data reported by career colleges and schools to their accreditors and disclosed to prospective students, employers and policy makers. The integrity of these


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ACICS Launches Centennial Newsletter!
12/13/2011 04:07:23 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Welcome to the ACICS Centennial Newsletter


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Panel Discussion: Workforce Skills Reality Check
12/5/2011 02:35:28 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Panel Discussion: Workforce Skills Reality Check


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ACICS offers commentary on NACIQI’s Draft Report on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA)
11/29/2011 03:18:03 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Response to the “NACIQI Discussion Draft Higher Education Accreditation Reauthorization Policy Considerations, October 18, 2011”   By the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools November 2011     Introduction   In the accreditation community, agencies that perform quality reviews


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Two New Commissioners Joining ACICS Council!
11/22/2011 04:31:38 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Edward Thomas and Dr. Ruth Shafer as commissioners on the ACICS Council. Dr. Thomas is professor of marketing, emeritus at Cleveland State University and brings with him more than 29 years’


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Centennial Commemorative Poster
11/10/2011 01:29:58 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Centennial Commemorative Poster Student Design Competition


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Grad of ACICS institution recognized for achievement
10/31/2011 09:31:37 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

California Miramar University’s Annette Gregg, who earned her MBA at Miramar has become senior director of Global Marketing and Communications for Project Concern International, a global non profit with 600 employees and $50M annual budget. ACICS has accredited the San


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Executive Director Update/October 2011
10/26/2011 04:34:49 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Council Deliberates What Constitutes A Quality Program?Member institutions received additional guidance this month regarding Council expectations of programs offered by ACICS colleges and schools. The guidance was developed during discussions and review by the Council at its September 27th special


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ACICS AWARE Webinar - October 28
10/26/2011 03:46:44 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Join us for a Webinar on October 28 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at Go To Webinar


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October Memorandum to the Field
10/17/2011 11:44:56 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

A special October Memorandum to the Field has been posted to the website for your review.  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


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AWARE Webinar - October 21, 2011
10/14/2011 03:13:10 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

    ACICS Webinar Announcing, Relating, and Explaining (AWARE)


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Call for Commissioner Nomination
10/5/2011 04:17:11 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS or the Council) is calling for nominations for the position of commissioner on the Council. Commissioners also comprise the ACICS Board of Directors.  The following commissioner position is to be filled


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Website Maintenance Update
9/30/2011 11:04:06 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Our building engineers have cancelled the maintenance scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2011. The ACICS Web Site will be up and running.


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ACICS Web site to be down on Saturday, October 1, 2011
9/28/2011 10:30:13 AM | News and Accreditation Alerts

The ACICS Web site will be shut down due to scheduled building maintenance on Saturday, October 1, 2011. It will be back up on Sunday, October 2. We thank you for your understanding.


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ACICS Webinar: CHEA and U.S. Department of Education Re-recognition Update
9/20/2011 01:29:09 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Join us for a Webinar on September 21 when Dr. Albert C. Gray, Executive Director, Dr. Tom Wickenden, Deputy Director, and Mr. Anthony S. Bieda, Director of External Affairs, will provide an update on the CHEA and U.S. DOE re


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CAR Extensions and Advice on Data Entry
9/13/2011 03:18:27 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

As more institutions enter data in the new Campus Accountability Report (CAR), we are have experienced some system performance issues.  Each time a number is entered in a program report, the system recalculates the figures in that report, rolls them


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Executive Update - August 2011
9/2/2011 05:28:16 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

Outlook Growth, Challenges, Much Activity As the family of ACICS colleges and schools enters fall 2011, some milestones and benchmarks are worthy of note. Firstly, ACICS will soon mark the addition of its 900th member institution, crossing a threshold that


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Executive Update - July 2011
9/2/2011 05:20:45 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

August Council MeetingThe ACICS fiscal year ended on June 30, 2011 and our first Council meeting of the new business year is next week, August 1 5.  This portends to be an extremely busy week for the Council.  In addition to


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Accreditation Advisory from ACICS Executive Director
9/1/2011 03:35:28 PM | News and Accreditation Alerts

A New Requirement to Publish Performance Information 


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