About CIQG

CIQG LogoThe CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. The CIQG provides service designed to:

  • Assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality
  • Advance understanding of international quality assurance
  • Provide research and policy direction

This venture will bring together people, ideas and resources from around the world to tackle issues ranging from defining quality and addressing rankings to combating degree mills and accreditation mills.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG) is an initiative associated with CHEA, a nonprofit institutional membership organization that provides coordination of accreditation. Eligibility for membership in CIQG is based solely on criteria published in CIQG documents. These criteria do not include any review, approval or judgment about the quality of any members. CIQG membership criteria are separate and distinct from criteria for membership in CHEA, are not related to CHEA recognition of accrediting organizations and do not constitute or connote any evaluation by CHEA of the CIQG member. CIQG Membership does not constitute membership in or review or endorsement by CHEA.