U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell will speak at the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) Biannual Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 18.
Mitchell will provide an update on the Administration’s work to increase access and affordability for the nation’s increasingly diverse college population through innovation and a renewed focus on student outcomes on the part of accreditors and institutions. He will also discuss the recently announced slate of executive actions and legislative proposals to strengthen the focus on outcomes in accreditation, and invite NACIQI member input on the next steps.
The NACIQI is an advisory body that makes recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Education on matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education. The biannual meeting serves as a forum to deliberate and provide recommendations for accrediting agency recognition, and to allow NACIQI members to frame the NACIQI’s policy agenda.