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CHEA 2017 Annual Conference

Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Moving Into the Future

January 30 - February 1, 2017


(subject to change)

Monday, January 30, 2017  
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 31, 2017  
7:30 AM Registration And Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introductions
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Plenary I: Opening Session

The 2016 Presidential Election: What Does it Mean for 
Accreditation and Higher Education?

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Plenary Session II

Accreditation from the Perspective of Students

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions
  The Politics of Private Higher Education

While private for-profit higher education has dominated the headlines in the US, private higher education, both for-profit and nonprofit, has developed a major presence in a number of countries around the world. What are the politics of the increasingly influential role for private higher education going forward?

  EQUIP and Accreditation

The federal EQUIP effort, bringing together accreditation, innovative providers and degree-granting colleges and universities, is a significant opportunity to explore innovation in accreditation. What are these opportunities and their implications?

  The Value That Programmatic Accreditation Brings to Institutions

Specialized and professional accreditation is often considered a burdensome process by institutional leaders.  High quality programs and graduates that contribute to society may be worth that extra effort. What is the added value of programmatic accreditation?

Noon - 1:45 PM

Plenary III: Luncheon Session

Accreditation and the U.S. Congress: Issues and Priorities

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
  An Advisory Statement on Combatting Corruption: What Needs to be Done The CHEA International Quality Group and the Institute for International Education and Planning worked together to produce an advisory on how to discourage and prevent corruption in higher education. Addressing corruption involves many actors and much commitment. How do we move forward?

The Missing Link in the Student Success Agenda

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) has designed a new resource to increase faculty use of evidence-based teaching practices to the levels necessary to positively impact retention and graduation rates. ACUE's work addresses the challenge of creating a classroom experience to fully engage students in learning at high levels and inspire their capacity to persist from semester to semester and ultimately complete their college degree.

Protecting Students: What Does This Mean and What is the Role of Accreditation?

"Protecting students" has emerged as an ongoing expectation of accreditation, especially in the past few years. What does protecting students mean and what is the role of accreditation?
  ...Evening on your own...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017  
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Plenary Session IV

A New Administration And A New Congress: The Direction Of Quality Assurance

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Plenary Session V

Accreditation, Quality Assurance And Rankings: What Do We Have In Common? How Might We Work Together?

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
  It's Not Only Transparency, But Also Usefulness - Listen to Media Transparency remains a central expectation of accreditation. What is transparency and when is there enough of this?
  Is the State Role in Higher Education and Accreditation Changing and, 
if so, How?
With the current emphasis on consumer and student protection, the state attention to higher education and accreditation is shifting from state departments of education to states attorneys-general. What does this shift from education as the point of departure to legal issues mean for higher education institutions and accrediting organizations?
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Plenary VI: Closing Session

Looking Back and Looking Forward: The Future Role of Accreditation

  Conference Adjourns

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.

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