COVID-19 Implications for University Accreditation

Every seven-to-ten years, each U. S. college or university undergoes an institution-wide review and evaluation by its respective regional accreditor (one of six). Maintaining accreditation is a requirement to remain eligible for Federal financial aid assistance and to meet many state-based regulations. These are massive undertakings involving extensive internal institutional research that delve into every aspect of college and university operations. Depending on the peer-reviewed outcomes of the report and ensuing evaluation, interim reports to the accreditor may be required. [...]

January 27th, 2021|Articles|

COVID-19 and Higher Education II: Horizons and Opportunities

  Donors throughout the U. S. are responding to the immediate disruption created by the COVID-19 outbreak.  At the forefront of the response is the need to supplement medical equipment and provide emergency relief from the economic and social consequences; thankfully benefits are having major impacts.  On what could be described as a parallel path, COVID-19 is presenting itself as an existential threat to universities and colleges.  It is premature to determine how higher education will emerge from this disruption [...]

April 29th, 2020|Articles|

COVID-19 and Higher Education

Never in our lifetimes have most of us experienced the breadth and depth of health, social and economic trauma that has inflicted the world these past few months. At this writing, the COVID-19 virus has taken the lives of more than 30,000 Americans and directly impacted the health of another 600,000 residents and their families. The human toll is staggering only to be compounded by social and economic consequences from this widespread disruption. Furthermore, the impacts we are witnessing are interrelated and have [...]

April 16th, 2020|Articles|
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