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10th Anniversary Celebration 1994-2004 Milestones. Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada. November – December 1994 AAAC Established after May 1994 Trilateral conference in Cancun on Harmonization of Standards and Mobility as forum for networking and exchange Founding Organizations

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10th Anniversary Celebration1994-2004 Milestones


Association of accrediting agencies of canada
Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

November – December 1994

AAAC Established after May 1994 Trilateral conference in Cancun on Harmonization of Standards and Mobility as forum for networking and exchange

Founding Organizations

ACMC – Medicine

CAUSN – Nursing

CAOT – Occupational Therapy

CPT – Physiotherapy

CCPE – Engineering

CACB – Architecture


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

Founding/Early Members

Engineering CCPEArchitecture CACB

Don LaPlante Guillaume Savard

Wendy Ryan

Nursing CASNOccupational Therapy CAOT

Wendy McBride Liz Taylo

Donna Klaiman

PhysioTherapy CPAMedicine ACMC

Brenda Myers Dr. Harvey Barkun

Diane Parker Taillon

Canadian Information Centre on International Credentials

Nicole D’Avignon


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1995

  • Round table discussions/presentations on accreditation process of each member

  • Trilateral reports and presentations on activities/relationships between each Canadian accrediting agency and USA and Mexico

  • February - draft mission and objectives


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1996

  • Approved mission and objectives of AAAC

  • Membership fee $500 approved

  • Created home page for AAAC on another organizations website

  • AAAC members presented at conferences:

    - Partners for Prosperity (Trilateral, Guadalajara)

    -Trade Agreements, Higher Education and Emergence of Global Professions: The Quality Dimension (Centre for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Washington)

    - Internationalization: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality (AUCC, Ottawa)


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1996 cont.

  • Membership survey on Key elements of Canadian Accreditation Processes

  • Links to foreign accrediting bodies

    - Attendance at American Specialized and Professional Accreditors meeting (ASPA, Chicago and Florida)

  • Development of links with ASPA and exchange of information


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1997

  • Annual budget and business plan developed

  • ACCC Hosted an international Conference on quality assurance for Centre for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Conference Title: Trade Agreements, Higher Education and the Globalization of the Professions: A multi national Discourse on Quality Assurance and Competency (May, Montreal)

  • ASPA Chair, Carol Bobby Presented at AAAC conference


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1997 Cont.

  • Links to UNESCO via Centre on International Credentials (CICIC)

  • Guest speakers (on international quality and higher education)

    - D. Hollweck on FITT Skills Program

  • AAAC home page expanded to three languages (English, French and Spanish)

  • Guest speakers

    - L. Arany, Industry Canada, on National Sector Teams

    - K. McBride, AUCC on Internationalization Conference and invitation to AAAC to hold symposium


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1997 cont.

  • AAAC brochure developed in English, French and Spanish

  • Draft of AAAC guidelines for Accrediting Agencies based on ASPA Member Code of Good Practice

  • AAAC registered on Standards Council of Canada Web site


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Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

Welcome

The Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada in a newly formed national organization. We invite you to find out more about us by reading this brochure and contacting us at the address on the back page.

Mission

To ensure the highest quality education of professionals, the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada pursues excellence in standards and processes of accreditation.

  • Benefits

  • Access to a unique forum for the discussion of accreditation and related areas

  • Annual Conference featuring national and international guest speakers at special member prices

  • Access to a unique database of information on accreditation and evaluation

  • Identification on the AAAC Web site

  • Representation at the federal level

  • Access to national and international reports and documents dealing with new developments in the area of accreditation

  • Access to related organizations and events through AAAC’s international contacts


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Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

Bienvenue

L’Association des agences d’agrément du Canada est une nouvelle organization

nationale. Nous vous invitons à lire la présente brochure pour faire notre

Connaissance et à vous mettre en rapport avec nous à l’adresse indiquée en

dernière page.

Mission

Pour garantir une formation professionnelle de la plus haute qualité, l’Association des agences d’agrément du Canada recherche l’excellence au niveau des normes et des procédures d’agrément.

  • Avantages

  • Accès à une tribure unique pour discuter des questions d’agréments et des dossiers qui s’y rattachent

  • Congrès annuel auxquels sont invités des conférenciers canadiens et étrangers et auxquels les membres peuvent assister à prix réduit

  • Accès à une banque de données unique sur l’agrément et l’évaluaton

  • Identification sur le site Web de L’AAAC

  • Représentation au niveau fédéral

  • Accès à des rapports et documents nationaux et internationaux traitant des nouveaux dévelopment dans le domaine de l’agrément

  • Accès à des organisations apparentées et à des rencontres intéressantes grâce au réseau international de contacts de l’AAAC


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1998

  • Guest speakers

    - C. Brimley, CCTT, on overview of Canada Technology Accredited Board

    - J. Cassie, RCPSC, on Criteria for an Acceptable Accreditation System


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1998

  • AAAC members attended and presented at conferences

    - 6th Annual International Conference of CQAIE (Washington)

    - Minister for International Trade: Round table on Education Marketing (Toronto)

    - J. Robert, Government of Quebec and L. Longbell, ICES and K. Morrow, IQAS on International Assessment Services Organizations

  • Draft of AAAC by laws


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1999

  • Incorporation of AAAC constitution and bylaws

  • Guest speakers

    - E. Heideman, CCHSA, on accreditation of health services and facilities and international activities

    - D. Smith, J-F Bergeron, DFAIT, on Education marketing strategy and International Perspective


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

1999 cont.

  • Independent website for AAAC

    - J. Coleman, AUCC, on Internationalization of Education

    - G. Savard, CACB, on Reciprocity and the Role of Accreditation

  • AAAC represented on DFAIT Trilateral Working Group and attended meetings in EL Paso and San Diego


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2000

  • Liability insurance acquired for AAAC directors and officers

  • First formal elections under the constitution (November 27)

  • Guest Speakers

    - J-F. Begeron, DFAIT, Trilateral Initiatives

    - C. Mario Comeau, CCHSA, International Organizations and Quality Assurance

    - P. Brennan, ACCC, Perspective and Policies on Quality Assurance in Internationalization


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2001

  • AAAC members presented at conferences

    - Prior learning Assessment and Recognition Conference (Halifax)

    - Globalization and the 21st Century Conference (San Diego)

    - Council for Higher Education Assurance (CHEA, New Orleans)

    - Net work of Regulatory Agencies (NORA, Ottawa)

    - Coalition of Regulatory Related Agencies (CORA, Ottawa)


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2001

  • Letter to D. Cunningham, Minister of Ontario Training Colleges and Universities on role of Accreditation vis-à-vis quality assessment of private college programs

  • Continued involvement on Trilateral Work Group

  • Representation on External Review Committee for Canada – European Community Program for Cooperation in Higher Education and Triage at the Program for North American Mobility

  • Workshop on Terminology (for CICIC guide to terminology)


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2002

  • Protocol agreement between ASPA and AAAC

  • Protocol agreement between AAAC and CONAHEC (Consortium of North American Higher Education Collaboration)

  • Discussions initiated between AAAC and the Learning Library for an on line generic training module for surveyors/reviewers

  • Invited Speaker

    - D. Baker, Ontario Post Secondary Education – Quality Assessment Board


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2002 cont.

  • Two page profiles developed on each AAAC member organization

  • First internal audit of financial statements

  • Update of Web site (English and French only)

  • Workshop on Accreditation and Outcomes Based Assessment (CPT)

  • Policy on membership: executive committee to review and make recommendations to members on application for new membership – and new members will make presentation to members at a meeting


Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

2003 - 2004

  • Development of on-line training modules for site visitors

  • Round Table discussions

  • List serve member surveys

  • Membership increased to 22

  • 10th Anniversary Celebration


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Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

History of Executives of AAAC


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Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada

History of Executives of AAAC


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