Dr. Judith Eaton: “Emerging role of the Federal Government in quality assurance of higher education”

Join Radio Higher Ed co-hosts, Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon for a conversation with Dr. Judith Eaton, President of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Dr. Eaton discusses the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) on the Department of Education’s recognition of accreditation and the increasing interest and role of the federal government in quality assurance of higher education.

Individual Questions:
The purpose of the NACIQI Report and why the Academy and the public should be interested in its recommendations. (4:36)
A closer look at NACIQI’s recommendations and the increasing federal role in quality assurance. (1:22)
Preserving the key features of accreditation and the essential platform for quality improvement. (2:16)
Sector-based accreditation and differentiation in the accreditation process. (3:49)
The public interest in accountability and transparency and the accreditation community response. (3:52)
Policy implications should the NACIQI recommendations become law. (1:01)
Reframing the conversation: strengthening accreditation. (4:46)
A global perspective on higher education quality assurance. (2:09)
Looking ahead: The potential impact of the NACIQI recommendations on quality assurance. (1:21)
Analysis of the conversation with Dr. Eaton by the co-hosts of Radio Higher Ed. (23:43)

Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0

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