Monday, September 17, 2007

Special Notice to Blog Readers

As mentioned in earlier blogs, the American Enterprise Institute, in cooperation with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), is planning an important conference on the topic of higher education accreditation this Friday, September 21, from 9:30 to 1:30 at the American Enterprise Institute, at 1150 17th Street N.W. in Washington ,D.C.(12th Floor). Call AEI at (202) 862-5800 to register to attend (no cost --even a free lunch!!)

In preparation for the conference, CCAP Director Richard Vedder will be releasing three blogs over the next three days on accreditation. The first, tomorrow, will suggest one alternative approach, what he terms "the financial services regulatory model." The second, on Wednesday, September 19, discusses a second alternative approach, what he terms the "Underwriters Laboratories/Consumer Union model." On Thursday, September 20, he will discuss "Administering Accreditation Reform --The Role of Existing Institutions."

Prof. Vedder welcomes comments on these blogs. Indeed, he hopes to read some of the blog comments to the audience at the conference (those remaining anonymous may do so), so that you can participate indirectly in its deliberations. We are anticipating a good attendance and a lively and worthwhile discussion.

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