Changing the Debate on Quality Assurance in Higher Education: The Case for Employer Leadership and a Roadmap for Change

Building on the vision articulated in the 2014 Managing the Talent Pipeline: A New Approach to Closing the Skills Gap white paper, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) confronts the challenges of postsecondary accreditation, arguing for a voluntary, employer-driven talent supplier recognition and certification system that can ensure quality talent development. This report presents two approaches for expanding the employer role in higher education accreditation and a roadmap for developing an independent, employer-driven system. 

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February 2016