Berkeley College Hosts Quality Matters Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Education


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New York---Quality Matters (QM), a leader in quality assurance for online education, will hold its Regional Conference, “Accreditation, Regulation and Compliance – Oh My!” in New York City at Berkeley College on April 20 and 21, 2017. The keynote speaker will be A. Ellie Fogarty, EdD, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fogarty will address “The Changing Landscape of Accreditation: Implications for Higher Education Institutions.”

“We look forward to sharing and collaborating on quality assurance topics of importance to students, faculty and administrators and the broader learning community,” said Deb Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters.

“Quality online learning is an important component of higher education that we all need to consider, and we are looking forward to hosting the Quality Matters Regional Conference for the second consecutive year here at our campus in Midtown Manhattan,” said Beth Castiglia, PhD, Berkeley College Provost.

Berkeley College has been recognized for four consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report as among the Best Online Bachelor’s programs, and was among the first worldwide to achieve the quality standards certification from the United States Distance Learning Association.

“Berkeley College continues to be a champion of online learning, and continues to enhance online learning practices, pedagogy, and delivery,” said Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®. “Hosting the Quality Matters Regional Conference underscores our effort for continued excellence and learning with and among our peers in the online learning community.”

About Quality Matters
Quality Matters (QM) is an international non-profit organization that provides tools and professional development for quality assurance in online and blended learning. When you see the QM Certification Mark, it means that courses have successfully met QM Rubric Standards for Course Design in an official course review.

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About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.


Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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