Jan. 9, 2008
-- Washington — The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States and a major advocate for the current system of voluntary accreditation, has announced the three winners of the 2008 CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes: Hocking College (OH), Kennesaw State University (GA) and Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business (NJ). Representatives from each school will receive the award at the 2008 CHEA Annual Conference, which will be held January 28 – 30 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington.
CHEA established the award in 2006 to recognize institutions that have been exceptional in developing and applying evidence of student learning outcomes to improve educational quality. Since then, CHEA has honored nine colleges and universities with this award. This year, there were 31 participants in the competition. A committee of nine experts selected from higher education institutions, accrediting organizations and the public judged the winners on the basis of four award criteria: 1) articulation and evidence of outcomes, 2) success with regard to outcomes, 3) information to the public about outcomes and 4) using outcomes for improvement.
“CHEA is pleased to acknowledge the work of Hocking College, Kennesaw State University and Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business with this award,” said Judith Eaton, president of CHEA. “Student learning outcomes continues to be a major challenge as well as an opportunity for higher education. These institutions are outstanding examples of effective solutions offered by our colleges and universities.”
For more information, please contact Richard Porter at 202.955.6126 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. For more information, visit CHEA’s Web site at www.chea.org.