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In Accreditation Proposals, Panel Pleases Neither Reformers Nor Status Quo Advocates
April 13, 2012
The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity began meeting more than a year ago to suggest ways that accreditation should change in the next reauthorization of the main federal higher-education law, which expires at the end of 2013. On Friday the panel approved its set of recommendations in a two-hour conference call. While an early draft of the recommendations floated far-reaching possibilities, such as removing accreditation as a condition of an institution's students receiving federal financial aid, most panelists showed little appetite for that degree of change.