ECAQA has signed the CHEA International Quality Group (CHEA/IQG) Memorandum of Affiliation: Promotion Partnership in Quality Assurance Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) was launched in September 2012 by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a non-profit, non-governmental association focused on U.S. accreditation and higher education quality assurance worldwide.
The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a rewarding and important forum for colleges, universities, accrediting and quality assurance organizations and others worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. The CIQG provides service designed to assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality; advance understanding of international quality assurance; provide research and policy direction. This venture will bring together people, ideas and resources from around the world to tackle issues ranging from defining quality and addressing rankings to combating degree mills and accreditation mills.