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Changes at ACICS

On February 26, I wrote about the deceptive nature of ACICS Director Albert Gray’s statement that ACICS has a meaningful conflict of interest policy in place. Gray has now resigned, and a new leader is being sought for the embattled organization, but major problems remain at the ground level, where the actual reviews of member institutions are performed.

As I wrote, the individuals who review an ACICS member organization are, for the most part, employed by other ACICS member organizations. The reviews are largely superficial and meaningless. They are anything but rigorous, and there is a common understanding that if I find something wrong at your institution today, you’ll be on a team visiting my institution tomorrow, and there will be payback.  The site visit teams need more independent members who are not affiliated with any ACICS member organization.

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