DETC Launches New Military Newsletter
DETC has launched a new publication for the military counselor community intended to “clear the air” and present useful information on the many benefits of DETC accreditation as tool in assisting military members and education counselors as they make decisions on which educational institutions merit their confidence in an era of misinformation and myths.
Following comments publicly made at the July Department of Defense World Wide meeting of military educators in Las Vegas, it became obvious that there lingers ill-informed misperceptions about national accreditation and for-profit education. The misperception about online and for profit education was given a life of its own in the media exposes and Senate investigations during the past two years.
And myths about the alleged superiority (i.e., some agencies are “gold standard” groups) of some types of accreditation persist, despite dramatic changes in the world of accreditation, where accrediting associations like DETC have emerged as vibrant proponents of outcomes assessment and strong consumer protection.
You can read the inagural edition of DETC's periodic military newsletter online. This issue, along with subsequent editions, aims to present the facts to the military community and break down the stubborn myths surrounding national accreditation.
We welcome your comments on this new DETC outreach service, and also encourage you to send us any ideas for future topics for the newsletter.
DETC would like to thank Columbia Southern University President Mr. Robert Mayes and his executive team for their excellent support in launching this new DETC publication.
The DETC Military Newsletter is not DETC's only military outreach—next month, DETC will be coordinating the production of an "Accreditation 101" webinar for use by the DOD in educating Education Service Offices on the fundamentals of accreditation.
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