JUNE 24-27

Opening Keynote Session — Examining the Accreditation Space: Accreditation and Its Constituents

There are unprecedented challenges facing accreditation. During the ACBSP Conference 2017 Opening Keynote Luncheon on Sunday, June 25, Dr. Judith Eaton will share some of the key questions for accreditation and its major constituents and examine what space accreditation might occupy going forward and what constituent needs can realistically be met.

Dr. Judith S. Eaton is president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States.

A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities. CHEA works with the presidents and chief academic officers of colleges and universities, accreditors, policy makers and higher education leaders around the world, providing authoritative information and leadership on issues related to accreditation and quality assurance, the federal government-accreditation relationship and enhancing public confidence in accreditation.

CHEA is the only private sector body in the United States that “recognizes” U.S. institutional and programmatic accreditors for quality, scrutinizing these organizations and affirming that they meet CHEA’s quality standards. At present, 60 accreditors are CHEA-recognized, including ACBSP.


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