2017 CHEA Annual Conference and CIQG Annual Meeting and Other Accreditation-Related Issues

February 7, 2017

crowdChanging World Challenges Higher Education, Accreditation(University World News, February 4, 2017) “The shifting terrain of higher education worldwide is challenging quality assurance and accreditation professionals to examine how they can adjust or transform traditional practices and policies while also preserving core academic values. That was one of the overriding messages to emerge out of back-to-back conferences on higher education last week in Washington DC, which drew more than 400 people from 30 countries.”

warrenElizabeth Warren to Accrediting Agencies: Step Up (Diverse Issues in Higher Education, February 1, 2017) “'Don’t sit on your hands as states and the federal government go after schools for fraud,' Warren told approximately 400 attendees at the annual conference of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or CHEA.”

Virginia Foxx Talks Federal Overreach, Accountability in Address to Accreditation Council Meeting (Education Dive, February 1, 2017) “U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chair Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) promised increased accountability along with smaller systems of federal influence during an annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), held this week in Washington, DC.”

foxxCongressional Education Committee Leaders Criticize Travel Ban (Inside Higher Ed, February 1, 2017) “[Congresswoman Virginia] Foxx, who was speaking at the annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, demurred when asked if she would support the administration altering its order, saying, 'I haven't heard anything about the administration wanting to change anything from what it's done.'"

View Opening Plenary Speech by Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (C-Span, January 31, 2017) “[At the CHEA 2017 Annual Conference], Representative Virginia Foxx on College Accreditation House Education and the Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Foxx (R-NC) delivered remarks on her priorities for re-authorization of the higher education law."