DEAC Accreditation Actions Observation

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  1. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Member

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    I thought it is interesting that DEAC has only made (1) Accreditation Action so far this year.

    I guess not much is going on there except the WLC issue.


    Actions prior to the month of July:

    2017 = (1)
    2016 = (4)
    2015 = (3)
    2014 = (7)



    Michael
     
  2. sideman

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    DEAC's accreditor status was just renewed for 5 (five) more years per the USDOE.
     
  3. LearningAddict

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    Well, the hammer didn't drop. All those calling for the DEAC's crumble must be steaming.
     
  4. Lerner

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    On the other hand, it appears that some DEAC-accredited universities get better recognition.
    For example in the past ABET accreditation of Engineering Technology Bachelors degree was usually for RA universities.

    But in 2014 ABET-TAC accredited a BScET degree of DEAC-accredited university.
    This means that graduates with this degree can become licensed PE in states that allow ABET accredited ET graduates to take FE and PE exams.

    The shockwaves of taking action and raising up the bar are possibly elevating the
    status of DEAC accreditation.

    BTW I was talking about Grantham University
     
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    Is it interesting that they haven't picked up any ACICS refugees?
     
  6. Johann

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    ACCSC and ACCET sent the boats out first. They've picked up a couple of hundred potential survivors. Maybe DEAC has a ban on refugees. :jester: No - fake news by failing MSM, I'm sure.

    In reality, I think it might have something to do with the fact that DEAC accredits schools awarding master's & doctorates. The ACICS refugees are mainly occupational, issuing applied and lower-level degrees. Nothing higher than a masters ; most of these schools restrict themselves to associates and (sometimes) bachelors. More within ACCSC and ACCET orbit than the lofty academic realms of DEAC.

    J.
     
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  7. decimon

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    Didn't DEAC lose some member schools a few years ago when it tightened up? That could account for lesser need to take action.
     
  8. Johann

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    There are two sides to this. There have actually been quite a few "accreditation actions" reported so far in 2017.

    "Accreditation actions" include the granting and renewal of accreditation, plus the other side - cancellation, show cause etc.

    The bulk of DEAC accreditation actions are taken at, and published subsequent to their twice-annual meetings. On their most recent report of Accreditation Actions taken, effective Jan 27 2017, there were these major items: one new accreditation, two renewals, a vacated Show Cause Order (and subsequent accreditation) and the Show Cause order re: William Loveland College. There were various other actions listed which included changes to mission, new locations, new programs etc. etc.

    Here's the report: http://www.deac.org/UploadedDocuments/Public-Notices/Accreditation-Actions/022717_AC_meeting_report.pdf

    We'll get another report after their July meeting. Let the speculation begin. :smile: My guess? The fat boy will win the Latin prize...again.

    J.
     
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    Duh... Wrong as usual, Johann! :shock: A knowledgeable source has suggested a much more plausible reason to me. DEAC, as we know, is focused on distance schools. ACICS has handled a very limited amount of that type of education. ACCET and ACCSC are hence more likely alternatives for former ACICS on-ground schools.

    J.
     
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    Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential appears to have applied for DEAC accreditation. I came across them once when looking at ACICS accredited doctoral programs.

    At the time, I believe they required a residency to complete the program. So I'd be interested to see if things change if they become accredited by DEAC. But I also doubt DEAC wants to draw the negative attention of picking up a number of ACICS schools.
     
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    Perhaps most of those running DEAC-accredited schools aren't even aware of the suit. I met the founder of City Vision University the other day, and he hadn't.
     
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    Which ACICS schools had doctoral programs?
     
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    Search on ACICS website shows ten schools offering doctorates, including California Miramar, Northwestern Polytechnic (a school that got flack for banning an F grade - to help foreign students maintain status), and Stratford. Many of these dropped their offerings, most likely in order to get ACCSC accreditation.
     
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    California International Business University
    California Miramar University
    Globe University (not to be confused with Global University)
    Lincoln University
    Northwestern Polytechnic
    Stratford University
    Pacific States University
    Texas Health and Science University
    Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential
     

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