Shades of ACCIS accreditation past

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by PaulC, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    I recall some number of strong and loud dissenting voices aimed at the DETC for accrediting ACCIS after they had taken what many would say was an unethical position on stating previous bogus accreditation. Apparently DETC looked more heavily on its processes and academics and less on its questionable ethical practices regarding its accreditation claims. There were comments that opined this was a sure sign that DETC could not be trusted in their decision making.

    Now comes Trinity candidacy for accreditation. I have read in another thread that it appears NCA may be looking at the Trinity processes and academics and less at their questionable previous ethical practices.

    Any thoughts on how this reflects on the DETC/ACCIS accreditation relative to this NCA/Trinity candidacy?
  2. drwetsch

    drwetsch New Member

    We will see what happens if Trinity gets accredited. If they do, any degrees earned from them prior to accreditation would still be unaccredited. If a school is really cleaning up its act and is obtaining a legitimate accreditation that is a good thing but I am not going to be holding my breath on this one. I hope that Trinity is not claiming "candidacy status" as I believe DETC does not have this as an official status. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

    I also checked the DETC web site for new applicants and Trinity is not listed:

  3. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    Trinity has candidate status with NCA.
  4. PaulC

    PaulC Member

  5. drwetsch

    drwetsch New Member

    My big misread -- what happens when my 2 year-old needs attention. It looks like I overlook part of the original message. Thanks for the correction.


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