ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA Hosts Capitol Hill Panel Discussion on Accreditation

September 19, 2018

On September 18, ACTA hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, aimed at exploring issues of higher education accreditation. The discussion revolved around a recent publication from John Hopkins University Press, Accreditation on the Edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education, which brings together chapters from numerous experts to discuss the subject. The panel featured two of the book's contributors, ACTA’s Armand Alacbay, Vice President for Trustee and Government Affairs, & Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Policy for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). It also featured Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University, along with Amy Laitinen, Director of Higher Education Policy at New America, and Mary Clare Amselem, a Policy Analyst with the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy. Nearly 40 people were in attendance, including representatives from numerous congressional offices, as well as from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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