Rebecca Busacca is the Founder and CEO of Accreditation Advisors, Inc., an educational compliance and strategy consulting firm in the Washington, DC metro area. She offers 20+ years of experience in guiding postsecondary institutions and workforce development boards define their mission, policy framework, operating performance and compliance with accreditation and state and federal regulations.
Rebecca previously served the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), arguably the most rigorous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Her roles included Senior Director of Accreditation, Commission Liaison, Chair of the Initial and Reaccreditation Application Review, Branching and Complaint Review Committees and ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Manager. In these many roles, she coordinated and taught 75+ accreditation training workshops and performed 100's of on-site evaluations of postsecondary institutions nationwide.
Additionally, she played a critical role in the preparation of two petitions for reauthorization with the Department of Education.
Rebecca joined ACCET after serving as the Director of a postsecondary institution in the Washington DC metro area. During her tenure as School Director, she completely redesigned their policy framework and standard operating policies greatly improving efficiency.
Over her career, she has established an extensive network of both education and workforce development professionals.
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Accreditation Advisors is the amalgamation of some of the most experienced education and workforce development experts in the nation. Our model of collaboration mimics the collective efforts of the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor in the effective implementation of the Higher Education and Opportunity Act (HEOA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
For more than 30 years, our consultative advice has yielded proven strategies for more than 1,000 postsecondary institutions, 400+ workforce development boards and a wide array of community organizations in the areas of accreditation, change management, strategic planning, curricular review and development, credentialing, career pathway design, innovative job placement and employer engagement.
Advancing Continuous Improvement Strategies and Student Learning Outcomes
ACCREDITATION & CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Readiness Site Visits, Gap Analysis, Best Practices, Continuous Improvement Strategies, Policy Review and Development, Expert Guidance on Adverse Actions, Annual and Periodic Report Preparation, Retention and Placement Strategies and Employer Engagement.
Transitioning Individuals and Teams, with Tested Methods intended to Re-direct the use of Resources, Processes, Policies, Practices, and Budget Allocations to Significantly Reshape an Organization, School or Workforce Development System.
Setting Priorities and Determining Criteria for Complex Challenges that require Sound, Decisive Solutions leading to Actions that will Improve Organizational Structure, Programs and Services.
Facilitating Workforce Strategy and Partnerships in the Alignment of Education, Industry, Skills Training and Workforce Development through Credential Attainment, Business Services and Career Pathways.
TRAINING & RETREATS
Facilitation of Inclusive Strategic Planning and Continuing Education and Training for Organizations, Educational Institutions and Workforce Boards.
We provide Investigative and Research Services and Accepted Expert Testimony by Virtue of our Education, Training, Certification and Experience.