Value of IACUE
has served colleges, universities, accrediting organizations,
students and society in following ways:
is a major national voice for accreditation to the public,
consistently making the case for accreditation as a system of
successful private sector self-regulation of higher education.
IACUE is a forceful and persistent advocate for accreditation with
many international education institutions in its work with
accrediting organizations. IACUE provides ongoing service to
students, the general public and the press to influence and inform
their thinking about the value of accreditation.
assures the quality of accrediting organizations, scrutinizing these
operations for their effectiveness in advancing academic quality and
serving higher education, students and the public. Through its
Recognition Policy and Procedures, IACUE holds institutional and
programmatic accreditors responsible for meeting IACUE standards of
quality. Additionally, the IACUE award for outstanding institutional
practice in student learning outcomes provides for the recognition
of leadership in meeting current accountability challenges.
providing profiles and analyses of accreditation practices, policies
and emerging issues. Through its print and electronic publications,
IACUE provides authoritative and reliable information at the
national level about accreditation operation, accomplishments and
impact. Through its database of institutions and programs accredited
by recognized accrediting organizations, IACUE maintains the most
comprehensive web-based compilation of accredited institutions and
is routinely in the forefront of the latest developments in higher
education that affect accreditation, including distance learning,
student learning outcomes and international quality assurance. IACUE
has also played a national leadership role in taking on the
challenges of degree and accreditation mills that threaten
legitimate higher education, students and society.
supports and strengthens the role of accreditation in maintaining
the core academic values of higher education - commitments to
institutional autonomy, academic freedom and institutional mission.
These are the essential characteristics that have driven the success
of higher education. Positioned at the intersection of
institutional and accreditation interests, IACUE plays a key role in
keeping the importance of core academic values before these
communities through publications, meetings and research.
IACUE serves as a major national and international forum for
communication and exchange among accrediting organizations,
institutions and programs. IACUE conferences, workshops and
meetings bring together key actors in accreditation and higher
education from around the world. IACUE has extended this forum to
embrace new and sometimes challenging issues vital to the future
success of higher education.