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PSC Board of Commissioners approved on September 18, 2023 draft accreditation standards to be released for public comment.
Stig Leschly Shares PSC’s Proposed Accreditation Model Before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development
Stig Leschly, president and founder of the Postsecondary Commission (PSC), testified before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development during the July 27, 2023 hearing, “Lowering Costs and Increasing Value for Students, Institutions, and Taxpayers.” In his testimony, Leschly outlined the four characteristics that make up PSC’s proposed model of accreditation – economic […]
In this report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, our President Stig Leschly and Researcher Yazmin Guzman analyze the activity of accreditors active in Texas over the last decade and find that they rarely hold institutions accountable for student outcomes and rarely accredit new institutions.
PSC’s Stig Leschly writes a policy memo for AEI’s Conservative Education Reform Network on the need for a movement of innovative new institutions of higher education.
The vast majority of postsecondary students in the US attend institutions that are more than 40 years old, and few new 2YR and 4YR institutions have been accredited in the past 20 years. These are two of the findings from our analysis of the age of US colleges and the process of new college accreditation.
In this analysis of the actions taken by accreditors over the last decade, we find that accreditors rarely discipline institutions for poor student outcomes or questionable academic programming.