Council for Higher Education and Accreditation creates international division

September 26, 2012

The US-based Council for Higher Education and Accreditation (CHEA) has established the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), arguing that as internationalization grows there is pressing need for PSE institutions worldwide to collaborate on the development of a shared global system of quality assurance. CIQG membership is open to accredited US PSE institutions, institutions from other nations in good standing with their national quality assurance bodies, recognized or government-sanctioned accreditation and quality assurance organizations, PSE associations, government agencies, businesses, and corporations and foundations. CHEA plans to appoint an advisory council later this month to provide guidance on what issues the quality group should emphasize. The ultimate goal is for universities worldwide to shift from competition to cooperation, united by shared purpose of strengthening community and ensuring students are receiving the highest quality PSE, wherever they are. CHEA News Release | University World News | CIQG website