HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION IN THE UNITED STATES What International Education Professionals REALLY Need to Know Presenters: Ann M. Koenig, AACRAO, USA Rolf Lofstad, NOKUT, Norway Chair: Eric Staab, Grinnell College, USA 1.1. What is “accreditation”?
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What International Education
Professionals REALLY Need to Know
Ann M. Koenig, AACRAO, USA
Rolf Lofstad, NOKUT, Norway
Chair: Eric Staab, Grinnell College, USA
1. U.S. Department of Education – government agency
2. Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) – private, non-governmental association of HEI’s
The Six Regional Accreditors:
fiscal + organizational + academic
Step 1: Self-study report based on accreditation criteria
Step 2: Review of self-study by team
Step 3: Site visit by team
Step 4: Review of recommendations and follow-up
Step 5: Accreditor’s decision
Step 6: Ongoing process (5 to 10 years)
unless they are also regionally-accredited.
Perspective from the U.S. Side
in other countries
is comparable to
in the U.S.