CHEA Podcasts and Webinars

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Assuring Quality in Higher Education in a Time of Crisis

May 6, 2020


Audio (via Soundcloud)

This 90-minute Webinar explored the important topic of assuring quality in higher education during the COVID-19 crisis, how higher education institutions are reacting to offering teaching and learning online and especially providing quality provision in this time of adversity, how learning will continue and how its quality will be assured.


  • Judith Eaton (Moderator), President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Rodrigo Guerra Botello, Secretary-General, Federation of Mexican Private Higher Education Institutions (Mexico)
  • Carolyn Campbell, Senior Consultant, The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (United Kingdom)
  • Peter Okebukola, President, Global University Network for Innovation - Africa (Nigeria)
  • Concepcion Pijano, International Consultant for Education, EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (Philippines)
  • Jianxin Zhang, Chief Expert of Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center and President, Asia-Pacific Quality Network

Sustaining and Enhancing Institutional Autonomy:
The Role of Quality Assurance

April 16, 2020


Audio (via Soundcloud)

This 90-minute Webinar addressed institutional autonomy and quality assurance in several countries and regions.  The discussion includes exploring the complexity of what "institutional autonomy" means in various places around the world as well as the role quality assurance can play to sustain and strengthen institutional autonomy.


  • Jamil Salmi (Moderator), Global Tertiary Education Expert
  • Kai-ming Cheng, Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong
  • Helen Lockey, Senior Assistant Registrar, University of Hong Kong
  • Goolam Mohamedbhai, Former Secretary-General, Association of African Universities
  • Srbijanka Turajlić, Professor, University of Belgrade Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Retired)


Digitization on Higher Education and Quality Assurance: An Interview with James Keevy

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has produced a podcast featuring a conversation between James Keevy, CEO of JET Education Services, and CHEA President Judith Eaton. In the podcast, Keevy and Eaton discuss digitization – its key features and importance – and the impact of digitization on higher education and quality assurance.
(Duration: 30:03) Published February 11, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Accreditation

Judith Eaton, President of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), discusses what lies ahead for accreditation, both in terms of federal laws the public’s perception of accreditation and its value. She outlines where we currently stand in regards to accreditation and federal policy, addresses the likelihood of a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, talks about what is most important for accreditation moving forward and how CHEA and accreditation can provide leadership.  (Duration: 13:22) Published: Oct. 4, 2019