Ukraine Higher Education and Quality Assurance

May 16, 2019

2019 CHEA Summer Roundtable: Accreditation and Federal Policy

June 20, 2019 - Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill-Washington, DC


Accreditation and Federal Policy is a one-day roundtable focusing on the latest federal policy developments affecting higher education accreditation. The roundtable is open to CHEA member institutions and CHEA- and U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting organizations.

Speakers will include Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education; Mary Barry, Policy Advisory to Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee; Katherine Valle, Senior Policy Advisory to Congressman Bobby Scott, Chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor; and a senior minority staff member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Click here for more information, including a registration form and link to the conference hotel for reservations.


A Dark Horse in the Race for International Students (Inside Higher Ed, May 12, 2019) “Joining the Bologna process has had positive impact on the development of higher education in Ukraine, including making it more attractive to international students. The necessity of adapting quality to European standards and demonstrating greater accountability to European organizations motivated the government and institutions to improve mechanisms for quality assurance.”

Fake Degrees: A Worrying Trend in Malaysia (The Star, May 6, 2019) “An estimated one in 20 potential hires in Malaysia has fake qualifications while one in 10 has credentials from unaccredited institutions, a corporate fraud investigation agency found.”

Visiting NAAC Team Lauds KU for “Maintaining Research Standards” (Greater Kashmir, May 5, 2019) “The National Assessment and Accreditation Council’s (NAAC) three-day visit to Kashmir University (KU) concluded on Saturday with the central body lauding the varsity for ‘maintaining research standards’ and appreciating the administration for its performance.”

The Ocular Proof (Macau Business, May 2019) “A quiet movement has been taking place in Macau in recent years to raise the quality of its higher education (HE), and rightly so. This is reflected in the first new HE law for years, that came into effect in 2018, the upgrading of the former Gabinete de Apoio ao Ensino Superior to become the Direcção dos Serviços do Ensino Superior (DSES), and in the steps that the DSES has taken to install an ambitious, obligatory framework for quality assurance (QA) in HE.”

Government Applauds UNZA For Developing the Quality Assurance Framework (University of Zambia, May 2019) “Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Nkandu Luo, has commended the University of Zambia (UNZA) for launching the Quality Assurance Framework document. Speaking during the launch of the document, Prof. Luo said the initiative taken by UNZA to develop the Quality Assurance Framework would help to demystify the concerns people have on the quality of higher education at the institution.”