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Allan Goodman Appointed to Council on Higher Education Accreditation's International Quality Group

NEW YORK, November 27, 2012—The Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors has appointed Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), to the Advisory Council of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

The CHEA International Quality Group was launched in September 2012, and seeks to provide a "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", according to CHEA. The CIQG will address issues ranging from defining quality and addressing rankings to combating degree mills and accreditation mills.

In addition to Dr. Goodman, the advisory council includes 18 other individuals from higher education institutions, associations, and multinational organizations that focus on higher education or quality assurance. Other members include Nadia Badrawi, President of the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education; Barbara Brittingham, President of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; Ved Prakash, Vice Chairman of India's University Grants Commission; Richard Yelland, Head of Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and others.

“This is a group of respected leaders in higher education, accreditation and quality assurance internationally,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton. “We are fortunate to have these outstanding colleagues to help guide the CIQG and its work.”

The advisory council will provide guidance with regard to strategic direction, membership development and projects that the CIQG will undertake, as well as identifying key trends and issues in international quality assurance.

About the Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 18 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.