WASHINGTON (November 19, 2019) — Julie Peller, Executive Director of Higher Learning Advocates, made the following statement to express support for the Reauthorization of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality on Integrity (NACIQI) Act introduced by Congresswoman Madeleine Dean:
“The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality (NACIQI)—the body that oversees and provides recommendations to approve accreditors—is an integral part of federal postsecondary quality assurance. While a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is overdue and sorely needed, it is important NACIQI is continuously authorized to continue its important work as part of the system driving toward better student outcomes while Congress considers a full rewrite, and I commend Congresswoman Dean for the Reauthorization of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality on Integrity (NACIQI) Act to permanently extend authorization for NACIQI.”
Higher Learning Advocates is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to shift federal policy from higher education to higher learning—education and training beyond high school that leads to a degree, credential, or employment. While more students are participating in higher education than ever before, there is a vast and growing disconnect between federal policy and the needs of today’s students, employers, and communities. We are working toward federal policies that create transparent pathways to success, incentivize innovation, protect students and taxpayers, and improve outcomes.