The National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation is a member of the USA Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CIQG).
Mr. Ruben Topchyna, ANQA director, and Mrs. Judith Eateh, CIQG president, signed a memorandum of affiliation. By joining the organization ANQA assumes the obligation to follow the 7 QA principles set by CIQG. The internationally accepted principles so far have been the core of ANQA activities, i.e. assures the quality of higher education, its compliance with the society requirements and students’ needs, and promotes the shared understanding of quality. ANQA also pledged to promote the QA principles and engage in joint activities within CIQG.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States, with approximately 3,000-degree granting colleges and universities. A national advocate and institutional voice for promoting academic quality through accreditation, CHEA serves as a major voice for accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education, as well as the general public, opinion leaders, students, and families.
CHEA also sustains an international division, the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG), established in 2012, with a focus on international quality assurance. CIQG membership, in addition to CHEA institutional members, includes organizations and individuals from 45 countries. Guided by an Advisory Council made up of individuals from 11 countries that includes leading thinkers in international quality assurance, CIQG serves as a thought leader on international quality assurance issues and policy, a convener of academics and others engaged in international quality assurance and a forum for dialogue and deliberation on vital quality issues.