Provost Etchemendy appointed to national committee on institutional integrity March 10, 2014 0 Comments Share tweet Madeleine Han Staff Writer By: Madeleine Han | Staff Writer In early December last year, Provost John Etchemendy has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, appointed Etchemendy to serve for a six-year term. Etchemendy is the last of six appointments to the 18-member committee. According to the U.S. Department of Education, NACIQI is responsible for relaying to the Secretary which accrediting or specific state approval agencies are reliable judges of the quality of postsecondary institutions. Schools must then be approved by recognized agencies to participate in federal programs like student aid. “John Etchemendy joins five other committee members whose collective talents, experience and wisdom will prove to be invaluable to ensuring that accrediting agencies focus on quality and high standards when evaluating schools and programs,” Duncan said. “I look forward to their expert advice on further strengthening and improving these programs.” Arne Duncan education federal agencies John Etchemendy NACIQI National Advisory Committee on Institutiona Quality and Integrity provost Secretary of Education 2014-03-10 Madeleine Han March 10, 2014 0 Comments Share tweet Subscribe Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter of top headlines.