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Treasurer’s Report

Committee on Recognition

Chair’s Report

President’s Report

Meeting of the CHEA Board of Directors
May 1, 2001 • Washington, DC

Summary of Major Actions
(These are not official minutes of the CHEA Board of Directors.)

Chair John T. Casteen III called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m.

Treasurer’s Report

The board of directors approved the Treasurer's Report through March 31, 2001.

Committee on Recognition

The committee on recognition met on March 18-20, 2001 and reviewed eligibility and recognition applications from organizations seeking CHEA recognition.

The board of directors accepted the committee on recognition's recommendations that the following accrediting organizations be deemed eligible to be considered for CHEA recognition:

  • Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration

  • American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  • Foundation for Interior Design Research

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Higher Education

  • National Association of Industrial Technology

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The board of directors accepted the committee on recognition's recommendations to approve change of scope for the following organizations:

  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

  • Foundation for Interior Design Research

The board of directors accepted the committee on recognition's recommendation to defer action on eligibility for the following organization:

  • Association of American Law Schools

The board of directors accepted the committee on recognition's recommendations for recognition of the following accrediting organizations:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Council for Accreditation

  • American Board of Funeral Service Education Committee on Accreditation

  • American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education

  • American Library Association Committee on Accreditation

  • American Optometric Association Council on Optometric Education

  • American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education

  • Council on Rehabilitation Education Commission on Standards and Accreditation

  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges and Universities

  • Planning Accreditation Board

  • Society of American Foresters Committee on Accreditation

  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council

  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Accreditation Commission

The board of directors deferred action on the following organization and returned the recommendation to the committee on recognition:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Chair's Report

Election of CHEA Board Members, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2004

Director Gordon Haaland, chair of the CHEA Committee on Directors, informed board members that nominations of individuals to serve on the CHEA Board of Directors for a three-year term (July 1, 2001-June 30, 2004) had been solicited from the 3,200 CHEA institutional members and the participating organizations earlier this year. Seventy-nine (79) nominations were received.
The board of directors approved the committee's recommendation of individuals to serve on the CHEA board for the term beginning July 1, 2001 and ending June 30, 2004. Current board members who will serve a second term are Eleanor Baum, dean, Engineering School, The Cooper Union; Robert Glidden, president, Ohio University; Karen W. Morse, president, Western Washington University; and Piedad F. Robertson, superintendent/president, Santa Monica College. They will be joined by a new board member, Charles R. Nash, vice chancellor for academic affairs, University of Alabama System.

Election of Board Officers 2000-2001
The board of directors approved the slate of officers for 2001-2002 recommended by the committee on directors: John T. Casteen III, chair; William DeLauder, vice chair; Eleanor Baum, secretary; and Edward Donley, treasurer. In addition to other responsibilities, the officers serve on the CHEA executive committee. Additional members of the executive committee will be Gordon Haaland, immediate past chair; and Vernon Crawley, at-large member.

Change in CHEA Bylaws
To encourage more participation in CHEA and to expand its national leadership in accreditation and quality assurance, the board of directors approved a change in the CHEA bylaws to increase the number of individuals that serve as members of the board of directors (Article V., Sections 2 and 3). The change in the bylaws will increase the number of board members from fifteen (15) to seventeen (17), adding one chief executive officer to the nine current chief executive officers of degree-granting colleges or universities and one public-at-large member to the remaining directors composed of current or former trustees, faculty members, or academic administrators of higher education institutions or members of the public at large.

President's Report

2001-2002 Organizational Goals and Budget
The board of directors approved the 2001-2002 organizational goals and budget as presented. The 2001-2002 budget anticipates revenues of $1,651,000 received from membership dues, operating interest, and publications. The budget calls for expenditures of $1,651,000.
The 2001-2002 organizational goals funded by the budget include sustaining CHEA as the national voice for accreditation and quality review; developing and implementing a strategic governmental relations agenda; strengthening communication and cooperation among accreditors, higher education institutions, and national higher education associations; maintaining and enhancing the CHEA Recognition Policy as an authoritative and reliable indicator of the quality of accrediting organizations; and producing policy analysis and research.
CHEA's legislative issues agenda for 2001-2002 will focus on distance learning, international quality review, student learning outcomes, transfer of credit, and student information and protection.

Value of the Degree
The board of directors approved a CHEA description of the value of the degree (associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate). This description provides additional information to institutions and accreditors about the role of the degree as addressed in the CHEA Institutional Eligibility and Recognition Policy (1997) and in the CHEA eligibility standard that an accreditation organization must meet for CHEA recognition which states that an accrediting organization must "...demonstrate that...a majority of institutions and programs accredited by the organization grant higher education degrees" (CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, paragraph 10).

The meeting was adjourned at 11:04 a.m.

The next meeting of the CHEA Board of Directors
will be held September 24-25, 2001 in Washington, DC.

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