It’s Back: Bill That Threatens Accreditation of State-Based Psychology Training Programs Added to Legislative Calendars, Vote Anticipated Soon

A bill allowing students in state university counseling, psychology, and social work programs to arbitrarily refuse treatment to certain patients has been put on notice in both the House and Senate, meaning lawmakers will likely be voting on the proposal in a matter of days.  New accrediting standards issued by the American Psychological Association make … Continued


Higher Education Oversight Committee Talks Fees, Tuition, Accreditation

A special Senate Higher Education Oversight Subcommittee hearing occurred last Thursday regarding student fees, tuition, and accreditation.  The archived webcast of the hearing is available here.  UT and TBR leaders answered questions about student activity fee allocation before the hearing moved on to questions involving tuition and accreditation. The Associated Press covered the discussion of … Continued

Higher Education Funding

SB1170: Sponsor Sensed Loss, Sought Plan B

In a Senate Education Committee meeting last night, numerous committee members and higher education leaders voiced concerns on proposed legislation that would authorize nationally accredited for-profit schools to sidestep existing regulations and award any degree of their choosing, such as an academic Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.  After strong testimony highlighting the consumer protection side of … Continued