EVENT ADVISORY: Accreditation on the Edge in the Next Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Washington, D.C. — With college costs skyrocketing, completion rates lagging, and student loan debt ballooning, the higher education challenges Americans face today are only growing more urgent. Often at the forefront of these challenges are accrediting agencies—the gatekeepers of billions of federal student aid dollars—who now find themselves teetering on the edge of a policy precipice and the cutting edge of transforming modern higher education. On Thursday, June 28, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation with contributors and responders of a new book, Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education, to discuss the manifold efforts needed to reform accreditation in a way that meets the needs of the 21st-century student.

WHO:

Introductory remarks:

Jacob Leibenluft, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Susan D. Phillips, Professor of Education Leadership and Policy and former Provost, University at Albany; Leadership Fellow, SUNY SAIL Institute; former Chair and current member, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity; Co-editor, Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education

José Luis Cruz, President, Herbert H. Lehman College of The City University of New York; former Provost, California State University, Fullerton.

Sylvia Manning, former President, Higher Learning Commission; Chancellor Emerita, University of Illinois at Chicago; Contributor, Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Antoinette Flores, Associate Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
David A. Bergeron, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; former Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; Contributor, Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education

WHEN:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

To RSVP, please click here.

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Kyle Epstein at kepstein@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8137.