Published: 28 September 2017
ECAQA is the Member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) ECAQA has signed the CHEA/IQG Memorandum of Affiliation: Promotion Partnership in Quality Assurance
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
The institutions and programs are accredited by organizations recognized either by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). CHEA or USDE “recognition” is a review of the quality and effectiveness of accrediting organizations based on the respective standards of CHEA or USDE.
The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) was launched in September 2012 by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a non-profit, non-governmental association focused on U.S. accreditation and higher education quality assurance worldwide.
The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. The CIQG provides service designed to assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality; advance understanding of international quality assurance; provide research and policy direction. This venture will bring together people, ideas and resources from around the world to tackle issues ranging from defining quality and addressing rankings to combating degree mills and accreditation mills.
The Memorandum of Affiliation(MOA) is based on the seven International Quality Principles developed by the CHEA/CIQG in 2015.
For more information regarding CIQG and the International Quality Principles please visit the links here