Is ASIC an end run around recognized accreditation?

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Bruce, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Oops. I guess I ought to actually try reading these things first.:pat:
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

  3. I came across this thread yesterday. I read through the replies. I am new here. Now here is my thought. ASIC accreditation would probably be best as a stepping stone for seminaries of obscure religions. Such as a Pagan seminary. There is no set standard or consensus on ordination on a large scale. Just my personal opinion. I am no business genius or expert on accreditation. Now setting up relationships with accredited schools would help too.
  4. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    Reviving dead threads is not always smiled upon so please excuse the resuscitation.

    Was introduced to ASIC this morning via reading the CV of a person who lists being a professor at an ASIC accredited school in Canada (St Bede).

    In trying to figure out if it is legit or not I read their explanation that, "ASIC is recognized by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG)in USA."

    I did indeed find them listed with CHEA/CIQG as a UK based accreditation agency. What I do not know/is not clear to me, is what bearing, if any, that has in US acceptability.

    This thread was started some years ago and, if the CHEA/CIQG is recent since ASIC was first discussed, I am wondering if it now makes a difference in acceptability.
  5. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    To make things short, de facto: none.
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  6. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    Thank you.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    No worries, it's something of a tradition around here!
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  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    ASIC accreditation has no bearing on the degree-granting status of schools it accredits. "Accreditation" means something quite unique in the US, and that thing ain't it.
  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    ASIC accreditation is not only discussed on this board, of course. I found the following rhetorical gem on another board: "ASIC accreditation does not give the right to issue degrees. It's like a coffee shop using a sanitation certification to claim it's an operating theatre."

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2020
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Maybe - but how else can they get to charge $5,000 a cup? :)
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  11. Sosuba

    Sosuba New Member

    You are absolutely correct! This is exactly the scheme of AIU and for many, the degree will be enough. It will never be valuable in the US and even some other countries. However, seeing a US school (granting legal degrees) with some accreditation is enough for many countries. In fact accreditation is often not even checked as it doesn't mean the same thing or carry the same weight in many other nations. Depending on your situation and where you plan to live and work, AIU could benefit a student (such as my situation) but pretty much not in any western country.

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