June 10, 2012

More on Accreditation of English Programs

The last two issues of InterCom have included articles about the Department of Homeland Security’s requirements for accreditation of intensive English programs (http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2012/05/us-may-require-college-english-language.html and http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2012/06/us-officials-fail-to-allay-concerns.html )

Here is another, from Inside Higher Ed:

Accreditation Headaches
By Elizabeth Redden
June 1, 2012

Speakers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security addressed continuing confusion over the agency’s interpretation of a new federal law requiring accreditation of intensive English programs Thursday at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. Those in attendance seemed to find the federal officials’ answers to key questions -- most urgently, what documentation such “university-governed” English programs must submit in order to prove their accreditation, and retain their right to enroll international students -- to be largely unsatisfying.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/01/us-officials-try-assuage-international-educators-concerns-english-programs#ixzz1xPZyiJy1
Inside Higher Ed

Here is another related article: http://chronicle.com/article/Expect-Federal-Oversight-of/132051

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