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Uvalic-Trumbic, Stamenka – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2016
The idea of developing International Quality Principles emerged from a dialogue and debate among colleagues from many countries at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG) 2014 Annual Meeting. The discussion focused on whether a single set of international standards for academic quality in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Standards, International Cooperation, Educational Quality
Salmi, Jamil – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2015
A recent report published in the United Kingdom proposed the image of "an avalanche" to describe the radical changes affecting tertiary education in many parts of the world (Barber, Donnelly and Rizvi, 2013). Indeed, powerful transformative forces of three kinds--rupture factors, crisis factors and stimulus factors--are challenging…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Government Role, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education
Eaton, Judith S. – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2015
This publication provides a general description of the key features of U.S. accreditation of higher education and recognition of accrediting organizations. Accreditation in the United States is about quality assurance and quality improvement. It is a process to scrutinize higher education institutions and programs. Accreditation is private…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
Wells, Peter J. – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2014
The modernization agendas of higher education systems and institutions around the world are littered with debate over definitions of what is a "quality higher education" often paralyzed by the parallax of multiple stakeholder perspectives. Over the last decade or so there has been a hitherto unprecedented appetite for attempting to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Foreign Countries
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2013
This joint American Association of University Professors-Council for Higher Education advisory statement addresses the role that accreditation plays in sustaining and enhancing academic freedom in the context of review of institutions and programs for quality. It offers five suggestions about the role of accreditation with regard to academic…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Freedom, Colleges, College Faculty
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2012
Institutions are accredited by three types of accreditors: national faith-related organizations that accredit religiously affiliated and doctrinally based institutions that are primarily degree-granting and nonprofit; national career-related organizations that accredit mainly for-profit career-based degree-granting and non-degree-granting…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Statistical Data, Colleges, Higher Education
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2012
Accreditation is a process of external quality review used by higher education education to scrutinize colleges, universities, and educational programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. In the United States, accreditation is carried out by private, nonprofit organizations designed for this specific purpose. Institutions and…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2012
This fact sheet presents data provided to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) by accrediting organizations for accrediting activity during 2010-2011. It includes both Title IV and Non-Title IV institutions. Data are presented in the following categories: (1) Accrediting Organizations; (2) Fourteen Major For-Profit Higher…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Corporations, Nonprofit Organizations
Eaton, Judith S. – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2012
Accreditation in the United States is about quality assurance and quality improvement. It is a process to scrutinize higher education institutions and programs. Accreditation is private (nongovernmental) and nonprofit--an outgrowth of the higher education community and not of government. It is funded primarily by the institutions and programs that…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Educational Quality
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2011
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has focused on a small but vital set of accreditation issues for the past ten years. Most were selected because they are at the heart of accreditation (student achievement, relationship with government). Others were selected because they represent major expansions of accreditation activity…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accountability, Quality Assurance, Leadership
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2010
Accreditation in the United States is a means to assure and improve higher education quality, assisting institutions and programs using a set of standards developed by peers. An institution or program that has successfully completed an accreditation review has in place the needed instructional, student support and other services to assist students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2010
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has focused on the role of accreditation in student achievement since the publication of its 2001 "Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: A Proposed Point of Departure." Student achievement has remained central to CHEA research and policy analysis, as well as interviews and surveys with…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Ewell, Peter; Boeke, Marianne; Zis, Stacey – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2010
The role of nongovernmental accreditation is central as each of the states carries out its responsibilities with regard to establishing and maintaining higher education institutions within its borders. However, there has been little study of this role, in part due to the range of activity that needs to be considered in dealing with fifty…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Government Role, Student Financial Aid, Transfer Policy
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2007
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation "Presidential Guidelines Series" was developed during 2006-2007 as means to further engage presidents in the work of accreditation and to offer tools for presidential leadership in this important area. Six individual Guidelines were issued, each addressing a vital dimension of the president…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2006
Accreditation is the primary means by which the quality of higher education institutions and programs is assured in the United States. Accreditation is a form of self-regulation in which colleges, universities and programs have come together to develop standards, policies and procedures for self-examination and judgment by peers. In 2005,…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Standards, Educational Policy
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