The last two issues of InterCom have included articles about the Department of Homeland Security’s requirements for accreditation of intensive English programs (http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2012/05/us-may-require-college-english-language.html and http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2012/06/us-officials-fail-to-allay-concerns.html )
Here is another, from Inside Higher Ed:
By Elizabeth Redden
June 1, 2012
Speakers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security addressed continuing confusion over the agency’s interpretation of a new federal law requiring accreditation of intensive English programs Thursday at the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. Those in attendance seemed to find the federal officials’ answers to key questions -- most urgently, what documentation such “university-governed” English programs must submit in order to prove their accreditation, and retain their right to enroll international students -- to be largely unsatisfying.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/01/us-officials-try-assuage-international-educators-concerns-english-programs#ixzz1xPZyiJy1
Inside Higher Ed
Here is another related article: http://chronicle.com/article/Expect-Federal-Oversight-of/132051