September 23, 2012
U.S. Higher Education Accreditation Body Launches International Forum
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Washington, DC, has announced the launch of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).
• “The CIQG (CHEA International Quality Group) will provide an important international forum for institutions, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others around the world to address vital topics related to quality and quality assurance,” CHEA President Judith Eaton said. “The launch of the CIQG reflects the growing importance of international higher education quality issues.”
The main function of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is to recognize institutional accrediting organizations in the USA.
CHEA advocates self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.
According to the CHEA announcement, an Advisory Council of individuals from the academic and accreditation/quality assurance communities in a number of countries will guide the CIQG with regard to strategic development and identifying key trends and issues in international quality assurance.
CIQG will hold international meetings, produce an international newsletter and research briefs, and will offer fee-for-service consultation assistance.
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