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September 13, 2012
Contact: Timothy Willard
(202) 955-6126

Council for Higher Education Accreditation Launches
CHEA International Quality Group

(Washington, DC) –The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) today announced the launch of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

“The launch of the CIQG reflects the growing importance of international higher education quality issues,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton. “The CIQG 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.”

Membership in the CIQG is open to accredited colleges and universities in the United States, higher education institutions from other countries in good standing with their national quality assurance bodies, recognized or government sanctioned accrediting and quality assurance organizations, higher education associations, government agencies, businesses and corporations and foundations.

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.

In addition to holding international meetings, the CIQG will produce an international newsletter and research briefs and will offer fee-for-service consultation assistance. Members of the CIQG also will have access to a members-only website.

More information can be found on the home page of the CIQG Website.

A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.


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