CHEA Announces Winners of 2019 CIQG Quality Award

February 7, 2020
CHEA Announces Winners of
2019 CIQG Quality Award
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG) has announced the winners of the 2019 CIQG Quality Award: Technológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates) and Bakersfield College (United States).
CIQG Award Winners


(Left to right): Abdullatif Alshami, President and CEO, Higher Colleges of Technology; 
Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College; and Joaquin A. Guerra-Achem,
Vice Rector for Educational Innovation and Academic Affairs, Technológico de Monterrey
The CIQG Quality Award was established in 2018 to recognize outstanding performance of higher education providers in meeting the CHEA/CIQG International Quality Principles. The award is made annually based on submissions that provide evidence that the Principles are met. A CIQG Advisory Council panel of experts reviewed all applications and identified award winners. The awards were presented on January 30, 2020 by Concepcion Pijano, international consultant for accreditation and Chair of the CIQG Advisory Council, at the CIQG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Technológico de Monterrey
Located in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Technológico de Monterrey is the largest private university in Mexico, with an enrollment of approximately 90,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
The university is an innovative institution with leading-edge programs focused on the betterment of students, communities and the country. The university's success with the CIQG Quality Principles was captured by its own statement of its aspirations: "Students are encourages to transform their economic, political, environmental and social realities on a social, professional and personal level."
Higher Colleges of Technology
Higher Colleges of Technology is a public baccalaureate degree-granting institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an enrollment of 21,500 students and 16 campuses across the country.
Higher Colleges of Technology offers high-quality, work-ready qualifications with embedded professional certifications. The result is graduates capable of meeting the needs and demands of the community and industry. Higher Colleges is a key contributor to the UAE's workforce with quality at its core.
Bakersfield College
Bakersfield College is a public, baccalaureate degree-granting institution with an enrollment of approximately 37,000 students, located in Bakersfield, California.
The college sustains institution-wide standards based on emerging industry demands. Learning outcomes are central to the Bakersfield curriculum, as well as guided pathways to serve students and the community.
Members of the panel of experts who reviewed the applications for the award included Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant and Board Member, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education; Peter Okebukola, President, Global University Network for Innovation - Africa; Jamil Salmi, Global Tertiary Education Expert; and CIQG Advisory Council Chair Concepcion Pijano. Also serving on the panel were Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, CHEA Senior Advisor for International Affairs and Judith Eaton, CHEA President.
A call for applications for the 2020 CIQG Quality Award will be sent out in August 2020.