DETC Executive Director Michael P. Lambert has been appointed to a 3 year term on theCouncil for Higher Education Accreditation’s (CHEA) Committee on Recognition.
Members on the Committee on Recognition are appointed by the CHEA Board of Directors. The Committee is responsible for considering the eligibility and recognition status of new and continuing accrediting organizations. The Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors and forwards its recommendations for eligibility and recognition to the Board.
A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting college sand universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
DETC has been recognized by CHEA since 2003, and in September 2010, DETC’s CHEA-recognized scope of activity was expanded and now includes professional doctoral degree programs. The DETC scope now reads: “The accreditation of higher learning institutions in the United States and international locations that offer programs of study that are delivered primarily by distance (51 percent or more) and award credentials at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional and professional doctoral degree level.”
CHEA, in cooperation with national and programmatic accrediting organizations, has developed a new, consumer-friendly brochure to help students, prospective students, parents and the public to understand the value of accreditation and the importance of knowing accredited status before making any decisions on whether to attend an institution or program.
Ask Before You Decide: Accreditation Matters answers important questions including: What is accreditation? How does accreditation help me to make informed decisions? What questions do accreditors think I need to ask to make smart choices?
This 6-page brochure was developed by CHEA and accrediting organizations including:
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
- The American Physical Therapy Association.
- The American Psychological Association.
- The Distance Education and Training Council
- The Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
The document can be printed in brochure format by clicking on the "Print Brochure" button on the first panel of the brochure. You can view or download a copy of the new brochure from the home page of the DETC website.
The CHEA 2011 Annual Conference and International Seminar will be held January 24-27 at the Marriott Hotel Washington in Washington, DC. These events will provide a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information with colleagues from colleges and universities, accrediting organizations, government, higher education associations and the public on key issues for accreditation.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Andrew Hacker, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Queens College and author of the recently published book "Higher Education?"
- Ben Wildavsky, senior fellow in Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of "The Great Brain Race."
- William Pepicello, President of the University of Phoenix
- Andrew Rosen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc.
- Trace Urdan, Managing Director and education industry analyst for the Signal Hill investment banking and equity research firm.
- Goldie Blumenstyck, Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
- Kelly Field, Chief Washington Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.
- Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed.
The conference will be followed by the CHEA International Seminar, featuring speakers and participants from around the world, who will address international challenges and opportunities for higher education quality assurance.
Click here for the Preliminary Program, including a registration form and hotel registration information.
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