Veteran groups seek a crackdown on deceptive colleges and more in this week’s news roundup!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! In addition to enjoying your BBQ and time at the beach or pool, please take some time to remember and honor those who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces.  Have a great day.

Stigma (Inside Higher Ed)
An essay written by a faculty member with autism.

Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
A look at the potential impact of a letter sent from the U.S. Department of Education to regional accrediting agencies.

Veterans Groups Seek a Crackdown on Deceptive Colleges (The New York Times)
Last week a number of groups representing veterans wrote letters to the Veterans Affairs Department requesting stronger oversight of colleges that receive funding under the G.I. Bill.

Diversity as a Tenure Requirement (Inside Higher Ed)
Pomona College will now require faculty to identify their diversity efforts when seeking tenure.

Pledging to Graduate on Time (Inside Higher Ed)
An update on the impact of the State University of New York at Buffalo’s “Finish in 4” initiative.

About the Author

Jen McCrindle, MPA
Jen McCrindle, MPA is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Communication for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA). OPCA works with the Commission on Accreditation to accredit doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral residency psychology programs that prepare trainees for practice in health service psychology. She has a diverse background working in the health service field and with regulatory bodies. In her work in specialized/professional accreditation, she ensures that the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology closely align with state psychology licensing boards’ and accreditation recognition bodies’ policies, including the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. She also is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration. Currently, she is working with the APA Commission on Accreditation to implement new accreditation standards and policies for health service psychology training programs that lead to licensure. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and cooking new dishes.