Upon the invitation of the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) International Quality Group (CIQG), the AACCUP Board of Trustees accepted the invitation and approved AACCUP in its application for membership under BOT Resolution No. 030, s.2016 during its meeting held last March 14, 2016.

As the events take place at the latter part of the year, the Executive Director set the AACCUP formal application for membership to be submitted early January 2017.

The CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) is a very prestigious quality assurance body with membership which is by invitation only.  It  is  a rewarding and important forum for colleges as well as international accrediting and quality assurance organizations worldwide to address issues and challenges focused on quality and quality assurance in an international setting. Specifically, this agency is designed to: 1) assist institutions and organizations in further enhancing capacity for academic quality, 2) advance understanding of international quality assurance, and 3) provide research and policy directions.