Council for Higher Education Accreditation / CHEA International Quality Group

CHEA 2017 Annual Conference

Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Moving Into the Future

January 30 (evening) - February 1, 2017

Plenary Session Topics at the CHEA 2017 Annual Conference will include:
  • House and Senate Perspectives on Accreditation
  • The 2016 President Elections: What Does It Mean for Accreditation and Higher Education?
  • Innovation in Quality Assurance: Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Going?
  • Accreditation and the Perspectives of Students
  • A New Administration and a New Congress: The Direction of Quality Assurance
  • Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Rankings: What Do We Have in Common? How Might We Work Together?
  • Observations on the Future of Higher Education and Quality Assurance
  • Looking Back to Look Forward: The Repositioning of Accreditation

UPDATE: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, to speak at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.


View the preliminary program for
the CHEA 2017 Annual Conference.

preliminary program pdf

Registration: Register for the CHEA Annual Conference, the CIQG Annual Meeting, or both.

Hotel: Reserve a hotel room at the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC.

CIQG 2017 Annual Meeting

Quality and Quality Assurance in a Changing World

February 1 (4:30 pm start) - February 2, 2017

Sessions Topics at the CIQG 2017 Annual Meeting will include:
  • An Overview of Global Developments in Quality Assurance in a Changing World
  • A Changing World: The United States
  • Higher Education in a Changing World
  • A Risk-Based Approach to Quality
  • A Global Approach to Quality and Quality Assurance
  • UNESCO's Global Convention & QA Conference
  • Student Learning Outcomes and the Changing Face of Quality Assurance
  • Leading Tertiary Education Actors in a Changing World: Approaches to Quality Assurance in China and India

View the preliminary program for
the CIQG 2017 Annual Meeting.

CIQG preliminary program pdf

Confirmed Speakers for the Conference and Meeting Include:

  • Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina)
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)
  • Larry Sabato, Center for Politics, University of Virginia
  • Jamienne Studley, Consultant; Former Deputy Under Secretary of Education and Former President, Skidmore College
  • Joshua Mitchell, Wall Street Journal
  • Matt Krupnick, Hechinger Report
  • Frank Ziegele, Executive Director, Center for Higher Education - Germany
  • Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal
  • Peter Wells, Chief of Higher Education Section, UNESCO
  • Michal Neumann, Deputy Director-General for Academic Affairs and Secretary, Council for Higher Education - Israel
  • N.V. Varghese, Director, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education - India

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