Industry Leaders Gather at 2023 DEAC Conference to Discuss the Future of Distance Education

Conference explores latest trends, innovations, and best practices in distance education.

Portland, OR – The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) recently held its annual conference from April 23rd to 25th, 2023, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event brought together higher education leaders and practitioners to discuss the latest trends and challenges facing the distance education community. 


ACHS President Tracey Abell and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Tiffany Rodriguez attended the conference and share their takeaways   Tracey Abell, President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), and Tiffany Rodriguez, Chief Academic Officer of ACHS. The conference focused on accreditation for distance education and aimed to ensure the delivery of quality education to students.


The 2023 DEAC Conference covered a range of topics, including “Academic Integrity and Learning in a Generative A.I. World” and the use of ChatGPT within educational institutions. Another notable topic discussed was “Building, Leading, and Retaining a World-Class Admissions Team,” which explored best practices for retaining team members and creating team unity.


“I appreciated the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions and collaborative sessions focused on the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in distance education. The opportunity to network with esteemed colleagues, industry experts, and accreditation professionals allowed for insightful conversations that will directly benefit our institution’s online programs and overall academic excellence.Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Tiffany Rodriguez



About American College of Healthcare Sciences

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), located in Portland, Oregon, is an accredited college specializing in online holistic health education. Founded in 1978, ACHS offers a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in complementary alternative medicine disciplines. ACHS is dedicated to providing exceptional online education based on evidence-based research, with an emphasis on sustainability and global stewardship.


For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Tracey Abell at [email protected]