Department Makes Decision

  

ACICS

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Decision by the U.S. Department of Education

Dear ACICS Members and other Colleagues:

Today, September 22, 2016, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) received notice that the Senior Department Official at the Department of Education has accepted the recommendation of the Department staff and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (“NACIQI”) to deny renewal of recognition to the Council.  ACICS plans to appeal the SDO’s decision to Secretary King.  While the appeal is pending, ACICS retains its federal recognition and remains determined to fully execute its accreditation responsibilities in a professional manner.

Roger Williams, ACICS Interim President, stated: “While we are disappointed in this decision, ACICS plans to continue diligent efforts to renew and strengthen its policies and practices necessary to demonstrate this agency’s determination to come into full compliance with the Department of Education’s recognition criteria and, most importantly, to improve outcomes for the estimated 600,000 students currently attending ACICS-accredited institutions.  We are confident that if given the opportunity to do so, we will be able to demonstrate major reforms and ongoing progress towards compliance with the Department’s recognition criteria.” 

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Professional Development for Faculty

The largest number of employees in our schools is our faculty. Each year we attempt to get our faculty on their plan to complete professional development to improve their teaching skills. Please take a moment and have your faculty take a look at the courses ready to take at this time. If there is any specific professional development course you would like to see offered please email me.

I have taken some of my past training courses and put them on teachable.com. I am going to be adding more but please have your faculty take a look. These are an easy way to get professional development and help their students in their courses. They are:

  • Student Advising
  • Teaching Writing Skills
  • Teaching students with “Learning Disabilities”

Have your faculty take a look for what course or courses would be beneficial to them:

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GRCARLSON INC. is a full service corporation to serve your school or college in any one of your functional areas or all. The services your schools or colleges provide are key functions that rely on each other for student satisfaction. We have joined together a group of professionals who can raise the performance in any of these services. Performance of your institution is the measure for your students, parents, employers and regulatory organizations who evaluate their experiences.

Our professionals are available to engage with your schools in any capacity. Our strategic plan to support your schools or colleges would be by one or more of these actions: project work, advisory support, hourly work rates or monthly retainer charges. It is our goal to work within your financial budget to best improve your schools outcomes for all of its operations. Our team members will use any of the following techniques or methods for training your staff: work on site and/or use social media by training through webcast with hardcopy submissions to your schools. You will be assigned one key person to be your spokesperson from our team to use all the professionals at GCARLSON INC. We will be happy to set up a webcast for your school at no cost to answer your questions regarding the expert services we would offer to your schools or colleges who may have an interest in GRCARLSON INC. Please take advantage of this opportunity for a webcast at no cost to you.

No matter what accreditation organization you are a member of the regulatory environment is changing for all of the schools. Regulatory requirements are evolving into a more comprehensive look into the entire school operations. It is essential to schools and colleges they are prepared for what is coming in the near future.

  • What is happening with my accreditation organization?
  • What does the future look like for our schools and colleges?
  • How does government regulatory directions influence and change expectations for a school or college?
  • How do I prepare for an initial or re-accreditation with an accreditation organization?
  • How do we increase student success, graduation rates, employment rates, student retention, and student attendance?
  • How to partner with recruitment services that will provide compliance and verification to new student starts?
  • School leadership training?
  • Linking School Administration, Academics, Financial Aid, Recruitment and Career Services?
  • How to develop strategies for creation and implementation of new programs?
  • How to hire the best people for your school?
  • What professional development would be beneficiary to my professional staff to improve their performance?
  • How to improve student satisfaction?

From what we have seen in the last few weeks is that if any of these functions have compliance or performance issues, it may mean concern for your school. We are ready to help schools thrive again with success. We need to close the gaps.

If you have any interest just give us a call to talk about your thoughts and concerns. It will be the best call you make at this time for our schools future.

Schools and colleges who have used GRCARLSON INC. services:

Bryan University: Springfield MO; Topeka, Kansas; Rogers AR; Columbia MO; and Online

Santa Barbara Business College: Bakersfield, Rancho Mirage, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Online.

Professional Training Centers: Miami, Florida

Anthem Colleges: Colleges (42)

Concorde Colleges: California, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Online

Career Education Corporation: Headquarters/Career Services and Accreditation

Harrison Colleges: Eleven campuses in Indiana; one campus in Morrisville, NC and one campus in Grove City, OH.

Trainings for Professional Organizations and State Associations:

Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, Kentucky (Secondary School Guidance Counselors), Career College Association, ACICS, APSCU, and twelve years for the Leadership Institute sponsored by CCA and APSCU.

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These experiences have been rewarding and productive to the schools we have served.

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What Options are there?

As students begin to get the news about their college’s possible fate they need to consider the options. During past history of these kind of traumatic situations students are more likely to suffer from emotional and life altering set/backs. Transfer to another college isn’t an easy answer. Even when transferring to a new college in a more friendly environment can be a frustrating experience. Program match, course match and accreditation all weigh into the decision by the receiving college. Thousands of students look to transfer to another college each year. When this happens in mass in a community it is very difficult to absorb the out cry for help.

Students at risk