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February 12, 2015
Contact: Timothy Willard
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Council for Higher Education Accreditation to Host EducationUSA Leadership Institute on Quality Assurance and Accreditation

(Washington, DC) – The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will host a U.S. Department of State EducationUSA Leadership Institute from February 13 to February 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.

The Leadership Institute will bring together 12 educators from around the world to explore opportunities for capacity building and international collaboration in the field of accreditation and quality assurance, providing participants with insight into both U.S. and international accreditation and quality assurance frameworks.

The Leadership Institutes are a component of the State Department’s EducationUSA network that provides international participants with information about U.S. higher education, while supporting U.S. colleges’ and universities’ international student recruitment effort. Each Leadership Institute consists of pre-departure virtual training sessions, academic residency and follow-up virtual trainings for two to four months after participants return to their own countries.

CHEA was chosen to host the Leadership Institute on accreditation and quality assurance after a selective competition administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the State Department. CHEA received a grant to develop professional development sessions as part of the Leadership Institute.

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