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Board of Directors Meeting (Sep. 2016)

CHEA 2016 Summer Workshop
(July 2016)

CHEA Annual Conference
(Jan. 2017)

CIQG Annual Meeting
(Jan. 2017)


CHEA 2016 Summer Workshop

Examining the Accreditation Space: Accreditation and Its Constituents

Thursday, July 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception (Howard Room)
  Friday, July 22


7:45 am - 8:30 am

(All sessions will be held in the LeDroit Park Room)

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome, Overview and Background
Why Did We Invent Accreditation? What Do We Want It To Do Going Forward?

Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)


USDE Under Secretary Addresses Administration's Education Focus and Other Accreditation-Related News

(July 2016)

Board Elects New Members and Executive Committee

(July 2016)

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meets and Other Federal Issues

(June 2016)

Information on the CHEA/CIQG Memorandum of Affiliation, an Interview with Peter Wells, Head of the UNESCO Higher Education Section and More

(May 2016)

8:30 am - 9:30 am What Might We Expect from Future Federal Oversight of Accreditation and What Are Plans from USDE, Congress?
Presenter: Lynn Mahaffie
, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Innovation, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education; Discussion: Bernard Fryshman, Executive Vice President Emeritus and Interim Executive Director, Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools; Jan Friis, CHEA Vice President for Government Affairs
9:45 am - 10:45 am How Do We Assure that Outcomes Assessments Are Actually Measuring Institutional Quality?
Presenters: Diane Auer Jones, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Michael Simpson, Vice President, Credit Risk Management Strategy, MeasureOne
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm What Do We Make of the Presidential Election Campaigns
— the Wildest Campaigns Ever?

Presenter: Bill Press, Senior Political Contributor, CNN and Syndicated Political Talk Show Host
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Are Student Outcomes and Greater Transparency Now the Two Main Drivers of Accreditation?
Presenters: James Kvaal, former Deputy Director, White House Domestic Policy Council; Susan Phillips, Chair, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S. Department of Education; Moderator: Judith Eaton, CHEA President
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Is Accreditation Increasingly Politicized? What Do Some Recent Case Studies Tell Us?
Presenters: Anthony Bieda, Executive in Charge, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; Barbara Gellman-Danley, President, Higher Learning Commission; Moderator: Richard Pattenaude, President Emeritus and Professor of Political Science, Ashford University
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm What Does Innovation in Quality Review Look Like?
Presenters: Bryce McKibben, Education Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Cheryl Oldham, Vice President, Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Moderator: Leah Matthews, Executive Director, Distance Education Accrediting Commission
  Meeting Ends

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