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The Council for Higher Education Accreditation Honors Miami Dade College with CHEA Award

CHEA Award

Miami, January 25, 2011 - The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recently announced the winners of its prestigious 2011 CHEA Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. Miami Dade College (MDC) is among only four institutions selected nationwide. 

The CHEA Award was established in 2005 to recognize institutions that have been exceptional in developing and applying evidence of student learning outcomes to improve higher education quality and accountability. A committee 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) use of outcomes for educational improvement.

“CHEA is pleased to acknowledge the work of these institutions and programs in providing examples of institutional progress and effective approaches to the use of student learning outcomes,” said CHEA President Judith Eaton.

The 2011 CHEA Annual Conference and awards ceremony will be held January 24-26 at the Marriott Hotel Washington in Washington, D.C.

A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of approximately 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations

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