Call for Membership Vote – Commission Nominations

On August 8, 2012, the Nominating Committee completed its review of three candidates for the two full-term Institutional Commissioner positions that will become open following the Annual Business Meeting this Fall. Following its review of resumes and subsequent interviews with selected candidates, the Nominating Committee recommends the following two members in the election of two Institutional Commissioners by the membership at the ACCET Business Meeting on Monday, November 5, 2012, the opening day of the annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

ACCET member institutions may submit additional nominations provided that such submission has the written support of ten percent (23) of the current ACCET accredited member (main campus) institutions. All such nominations and the required written support must be received in the ACCET office at 1722 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, no later than September 28, 2012. If there are additional nominees, a written notification of the entire, amended slate will be emailed to each accredited member institution by October 1, 2012.

The Proxy/Ballot form can be forwarded to the ACCET office in hard copy or electronically by email to Judy Hendrickson. We sincerely hope that you will be in attendance at the upcoming Annual Conference, including the Business Meeting, so as to be actively attuned to and engaged in this important process for ensuring the continuation of sound leadership at the foundation of our partnership for quality. At a time when much of the proprietary sector is under heightened scrutiny in both the media and various governmental agencies, that leadership is central to our continued recognition as a valid and reliable authority in the important role we serve together through accreditation. Accordingly, your presence and/or your proxy/ballot are essential to complete the election process.

FROM: ACCET Nominating Committee

David Wilson, Chair, Commission
Tibby Loveman, Vice Chair Commission
Elizabeth Schaefer, Past Chair, Commission
Francisco Barrera, Member Institution, LADO
Elizabeth Hepler, Member Institution, Steiner/Utah School of Massage Therapy
Roger J. Williams, Executive Director (ex-officio)

Financial Aid Newsletter – September 2012

ACCET offers a quarterly Financial Aid newsletter as a service to our institutions who are eligible for or are applying for Title IV funding. This issue covers the following topics:

  • GE Court Decision
  • FSA Credit Balances – Using A Contractor
  • Sub Loan Interest Rate Remains 3.4%
  • Guidance On State Authorization (Pi Regs)
  • Title Iv Eligibility For Students Without A High School Diploma
  • EO 13607 Principles Of Excellence
  • Disability Accommodation Guidance Revised

ACCET Financial Aid Newsletter – September 2012 (PDF)

Call for Comment – Documents for December 2012

ACCET solicits comments from state and federal agencies and the general public regarding institutions coming under consideration for accreditation in the next two review cycles, as listed below.

To comment on the documents below, please complete this survey:

Call for Comment Survey – December 2012

Documents for Review in December 2012

Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment

Postsecondary certificates are the fastest growing form of college credentials in the nation, with more than one million awarded annually. A new report, Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce describes the value of certain postsecondary certificates in terms of earnings and employment. The report provides data on the demographic characteristics of certificate holders and states where certificates provide the highest earnings return.

Call for Membership Vote

Proposed changes to the document below are being presented for consideration and a vote by the ACCET membership. Within Document 1 – The Accreditation Process, there are proposed modifications to the “Eligibility” section on page 4 which require approval by the membership. Currently, the list of eligibility requirements identifies that institutions must meet applicable state licensing requirements. Consistent with ACCET’s longstanding policy, proposed is a change to explicitly state that institutions must also “meet applicable federal requirements, such as those of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security (SEVP)”.

After your review of the document, please go to the Membership Voting Form and submit your vote on the proposed changes. At the August 2012 meeting, the Commission will review the vote of the membership. If you have questions or need to talk to someone, please contact Judy Hendrickson by email at or by phone at 202 955-1113 extension 101.

Membership Voting Form