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GOING THE EXTRA MILE IN

EMPLOYMENT

VERIFICATION
BY SHAWN GRAYBILL

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tudent outcomes are an
increasing focal point for
accreditors and the U.S.
Department of Education
(DOE). The final chapter in
the student life-cycle now
demands more detailed reporting than ever
before. If collecting accurate information
from recent graduates has become a challenge for your team, then you are not alone.
This article will share insight on how your
institution can prepare for the changing
environment and improve your employment verification process.

Regulating Accountability
Back in late 2016 Democratic Senators
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Dick Durbin
(D-Ill) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced
new legislation aimed at improving the
college accreditation process.
The Accreditation Reform and Enhan
ced Accountability Act (AREAA) would

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address strengthening accreditation standards and requiring accreditation agencies
to be more responsive to allegations of
misconduct. Under the act, the Department
of Education would be empowered to
require accreditors to consider a variety
of student success metrics when determining eligibility-including "retention rate,
graduation and payment rate, transfer rate,
student earnings after graduation, and job
placement rates." The DOE is currently
prohibited from setting such standards.
Accreditors would also be required to
respond more quickly when their certified colleges come under federal or state
investigation or face lawsuits for "fraud
or abuse, deceptive practices, or material
harm to students enrolled."
AREAA would also restrict "conflict of
interest" in the accreditation process by
prohibiting individuals holding administrative and other roles, or individuals
with financial stakes in an institution, from

being involved in the certification process
of that school. The bill also bars federally
registered lobbyists from participating in
that same certification process.
Increased pressure on accreditors may
result in increased pressure on your school
team to produce more detailed graduate
data. To help simplify the process, consider
dissecting your employment verification
into three phases.

PHASE ONE - Preparing
for a Changing Environment
The Information for Financial Aid
Professionals (IFAP) website provides
federal regulatory context when gathering
your placement rates. For details, you can
do a search of: IFAP Consumer Information
Disclosures at a Glance, CFR 668.41(d) and
34 CFR 668.14(b)(10). Schools must make
available to current and prospective students information regarding the placement
in employment of, and types of employment

The course CS202 - Best Practices in Graduate Employment Verification & Documentation is available on the AACS
Online Training Center. Members call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. To learn about this course,
visit http://www.aacstraining.org/courses/CS202.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2

Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
And Then There's Compliance: How Much Does it Cost?
Going the Extra Mile in Employment Verification
AACS 2017 New Directions
Workings of Washington: President Trump's First Budget
Creating Efficient Communication in Education
The Feedback Loop and its Influence on Assessment Design
Voices From The Classroom
How to Create a Powerful Presentation
Beauty Changes Lives
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Education
New School Members
Upcoming 2017 Events
Index to Advertisers
Advertiser
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - And Then There's Compliance: How Much Does it Cost?
BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Going the Extra Mile in Employment Verification
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - AACS 2017 New Directions
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Workings of Washington: President Trump's First Budget
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Creating Efficient Communication in Education
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - The Feedback Loop and its Influence on Assessment Design
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Voices From The Classroom
BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - How to Create a Powerful Presentation
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Beauty Changes Lives
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - People & Places
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - New Products & Services
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Associate Member Profiles: Education
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - New School Members
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BeautyLink - Volume 9 Issue 2 - Upcoming 2017 Events
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