We are all very aware of the public health challenge posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on the lives of everyone. We are in a rapidly changing environment, with new developments emerging constantly.
I am writing to let you know that, as we all adjust to this situation, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is open for business. We are fully operational and well-positioned to continue our work on behalf of institutional members and the accreditation community.
At the same time, our top priority is the health and safety of our staff and their family members as well as our community. With this in mind, a number of staff members are working remotely until further notice. A smaller number of staff continue to work in the office for the time being, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
CHEA staff members are connected electronically to each other and available to institutional members, the accreditation community and the public. You can reach us the same way you always have, by telephone (202 955 6126), email ([email protected]) or fax (202 955 6129). We are checking daily for postal mail coming to our office.
For the time being, most if not all CHEA meetings will be via telephone or video. Our outreach to member institutions and the accreditation community will continue via emailed publications such as Accreditation in the News, our Federal Update and International QA in the News. We will continue to work with federal agencies, Congress and the administration to advocate on your behalf. Our recognition work is continuing as well. If necessary, we will hold the June 2020 Committee on Recognition meeting virtually.
We have scheduled a Webinar on quality assurance and institutional autonomy, featuring experts from around the world, for April 16, 2020. You can learn more about the Webinar and how to register on the CHEA Website.
Our wish for you at this time, above all, is for your health and safety. And, during this period of change, please let us know if there is any way that CHEA can be of assistance to you.