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Welcome to the AAHEA, an educational / accreditation organization, A Faith-Based 501-C3 Organization since 1969.

Greetings: American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation, Inc (Formerly AAHE), is one of the oldest associations in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education. The AAHEA has maintained continuous ties to the original AAHE incorporation that was founded in 1969, and is still working under the same 501-C3 Non-Profit Organizational Charter. This statement can be verified by the United States Government as well as the IRS. The papers are on file at our office for anyone interested in perusing the official documents.


AAHEA, in true meaning, has set the standards in higher education in this country and across globe for 140 years through our research, publications, conferences, and partnerships, and this indeed makes us the leader in this effort. We look forward to the next 100 years to the improvement of higher education which has come a long way, but has a long way further to go, and is ever changing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: For an accredited institution to be considered in good standing and valid, the affiliate MUST have a current year accreditation certificate posted on the institutions website. NOT to be confused with a membership certificate.

Membership and accreditation are two totally different recognitions. Membership levels are for any type organization or institution, as Accreditation is a lengthy and detailed process that can take from a few months to two years or longer. Our accreditation process has been used by traditional schools as a preparation for traditional type accreditation. It is quite similar in content and rigor, and has been patterned to that of CHEA / DOE type guidelines.

Being a member in no way implies that an institution has passed the stringent qualifications and guidelines pertaining to Accreditation. AAHEA can also be of assistance to help you qualify for traditional type accreditation that is recognized by the CHEA / DOE. We have qualified members and partnerships from the traditional sector to assist in business, educational and academic type consulting services.


Under totally new management and Board of Directors for 2012, the AAHEA continues to be of service to members of the academic community, and has now expanded to include religious, speciality school & foreign validation and accreditation. AAHEA specialises in programs that do not fit the criteria of traditional accrediting agencies.

While the AAHEA is not listed by CHEA, we believe we offer the best in traditional services and non-traditional accreditation and recognition programs available.

Earning an accreditation in the United States is voluntary & nongovernmental. Schools request to be evaluated and/or have their programs evaluated by an independent accrediting agency. The agency sets its own standards that the school must meet in order to earn their accreditation, and since accrediting agencies vary in their quality standards, some are considered more prestigious than others. Which one a school chooses depends on what standard of quality the school hopes to achieve and to maintain.

Schools usually familiarize themselves with the agency's standards well ahead of time and spend several months preparing for their accreditation review. If they pass the review and earn accreditation, it is an endorsement of their school as a legitimate institution of higher education that meets an acceptable level of quality. Some schools may include their accreditation status in the college information they present to potential students.

Just as there are recognized accrediting agencies, there are unrecognized agencies. This simply means that their standards have not been reviewed by the Department of Education or by CHEA. There are a variety of reasons why an agency may be unrecognized. For example, the agency may be working toward recognition with the Department or CHEA, or it may not meet the criteria for recognition by either organization. Whatever the reason, it's important to keep this in mind when exploring college info.

You should view unrecognized accrediting agencies with caution until you can evaluate their reputation. An unrecognized agency doesn't necessarily have low standards of quality, but it is important to know that many U.S. employers only recognize degrees from institutions accredited by a recognized agency.

Job Offerings

Note: Any member can post a job offering or any other newsworthy item on this site.


Positions Needed


The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA) is implementing a new program. The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation believes that the educational training it offers interested students will help those individuals retain their existing jobs and/or improve their future career potential and earning capacity. The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation also believes that its training will assist unemployed or under-employed individuals find work that is satisfying and rewarding.

To assist in this effort, The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation is interested in securing governmental grants. The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation is in need of a full-time unpaid intern to assist in this pursuit. Job responsibilities will include: conducting on-line research to identify potential federal, state, and/or local government grants; identifying the information needed to qualify for such grants; collecting and compiling that information; preparing and filing the applications and supporting information necessary to secure such grants; and responding to any follow-up questions or requests from the relevant governmental agencies. The intern may be required to visit The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation's headquarters to better understand the goals and needs of The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation and to collect any information or documentation needed as a part of the grant-application process; however, the intern will be able to perform the majority of the job responsibilities at home either via computer or telephone.

Qualified candidates should possess strong research and communication skills, both verbal and written. Any experience with governmental agencies, and grant-application and grant-making processes, would be preferred, but is not required. This position is available immediately.

Interested individuals should forward a resume to: 
 Christoper Campbell, Ed.D.
c/o The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW #975

Washington, DC 20006



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We at AAHEA are looking for an English Professor to review and edit material for us. This material may well be one of the most important papers ever offered, so full credit will be given for his or her work. We need a person of outstanding integrity and experience to make sure this material is the best possible work. Please call us at 1-888-276-1299 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (003569)

Office of Instructional Services and Support (OISS)

Exempt, Regular, Full-Time, Grade I

Largo, MD


The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is seeks an Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Reporting to the Associate Provost, Office of Instructional Services and Support (OISS), this position leads all functions related to faculty training and development at UMUC in close collaboration with the School of Undergraduate Studies, the Graduate School of Management and Technology, and the Office of the Provost. Responsibilities include development and implementation of strategic plans for worldwide faculty training and oversight of all ongoing professional development programs run by CTL. This position has contact with all members of UMUC’s worldwide academic community, including the President, Provost, Deans, Department Chairs, and Faculty members. In addition, the incumbent will routinely have contact with colleagues at other academic institutions and professional organizations for research purposes and identification of usable best practices in the areas of teaching and learning. Specific responsibilities include:


• Providing leadership, overall management, and operational oversight of CTL unit activities, including the development, management, and assessment of staff/trainers, budget, and appropriate use of technology and other unit resources


• In concert with academic units, identifying and providing overall strategic vision and direction for the design, improvement, and implementation of all faculty training and development programs, to be accomplished by considering new approaches to faculty development that may include, for example, discipline-specific faculty development/training integrated with outcomes assessment, as required by the user community


• Working closely with OISS senior management to support the intradepartmental resource planning efforts to maximize departmental efficiencies


• Supporting the ongoing assessment of faculty development programs for continuous improvement, using sound, metrics-driven approaches


• Performing other job-related duties as assigned


Requirements include 1.) Master’s in Education or a related field, Doctorate strongly preferred, 2.) direct experience teaching online in a college or university environment, 3.) a minimum of five (5) years of experience developing faculty in an academic environment, 4.) experience developing educational and/or training resources for online delivery, and 5.) experience supervising in a professional setting. The successful candidate will also have experience working with and leading special projects, as well as excellent presentation, oral communication, leadership, and writing skills.





Please visit http://www.umuc.edu/employ.shtml for complete instructions for how to apply for this position. All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMUC offers an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission and a minimum of 25 days of leave per year, as well as a range of insurance options. For detailed information, please visit http://www.umuc.edu/personnel/exempt.shtml.





The College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate is recruiting for the position of Director of Assessment.


The individual in this position will be a key team member within the medical school community, to develop a comprehensive and innovative assessment and evaluation program complementing the ongoing curriculum renewal process. S/he will also be responsible for providing regular, assessment reports and information for the improvement of student learning and the student experience, and for the management of the curriculum in the College of Medicine, using best practices in medical education assessment.

The scope of assessment includes the assessment of the curriculum, students and faculty:


  • Students: This individual will be integral in the development of a comprehensive assessment program, both summative and formative in nature, that uses a variety of measures of knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes defined in the College of Medicine’s six domains of competency.


  • Curricular Assessment: Curricular assessment will include outcomes analysis using national norms as a frame of reference as well as other outcome data


  • Faculty: This individual will work with other members of the Office of Education to improve faculty skills in assessment, with the goal of building a cohort of faculty knowledgeable in assessment principles and practices.


The Director of Assessment will be reporting directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A more detailed position description is available for interested candidates by contacting Sheila Sweet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Requirements: Doctoral degree, in psychology or education required with expertise in cognitive development preferred. Knowledge of psychometrics and statistical analysis as well as statistical software programming skills is required. Must have five plus years experience in developing assessment programs at the post secondary level or in evaluation in the health professions; medical school assessment or evaluation program experience preferred. Qualifications for faculty appointment in appropriate discipline are provided.



Dean of Multicultural Affairs wanted


Reporting to the President, The Dean of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for leadership and direction in support of the college's Strategic Plan, ensuring that the college continues to recognize and value the importance of diversity in our institution at all levels. The position will be responsible for developing and building a network of resources in the college and the community that effect the administration of the institution, the faculty and the student body. Position would need to envision, identify, develop and implement systems, policies and programs that will ensure and provide the leadership in championing an inclusive community.

The Dean of Multicultural Affairs must have an excellent command of all aspects of diversity issues in higher education, including faculty recruitment and retention, identity development, access and equity, diversifying the curriculum, assessment of the educational impact of diversity, and measuring the campus climate. The incumbent must be committed to working collaboratively with other senior executives to build a common vision and direction for diversity on the RVCC campus. Specifically, Dean of Multicultural Affairs will have the responsibility to provide leadership to affect to organizational change on the campus.

The Dean of Multicultural Affairs will collaborate with the Dean of Student Services, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations to provide support for professional development, programming to support student growth and development, curriculum development and to ensure diversity in all areas.

The Dean serves as chair of the President's Task Force on Diversity and inclusiveness, working with the Chair of the Forum to ensure that issues of diversity and inclusiveness are considered by the full college governance body. Dean is a member of the Cabinet and will serve on college wide committees.



A Master's degree is required in higher education administration, counseling, education or related field.

Position requires a minimum of five years of full time experience in administration in community college in areas related to this expectation, and a demonstrated commitment to the community college mission.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of cultures and backgrounds is required. Proven record of developing and facilitating programs and exceptional communication skills is a must. Ability to set a vision for a campus wide focus on multiculturalism, create the buy in from the community and set the plan in motion. The incumbent must have skill in management decision making and policy development.

Position requires creativity, resourcefulness, initiative and a high degree of motivation. Incumbent must be able to demonstrate how diversity is fundamental aspect of academic excellence in the 21st century, and an integral component to the successful fulfillment of the college's mission.

Additional Information:

This is a 12 month position.


Application Instructions:

RVCC's starting salary and rank are commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package. For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online:




We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.




EOE/AA/Diversity is Valued




Director Undergraduate
Admissions and Recruitment
University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW–Madison is seeking a dynamic and innovative professional to lead a creative, forward-looking admis­sions staff on a vibrant Big Ten campus. The Director of Admissions and Recruitment will have an opportunity to shape the future of the university by advancing the university’s values and mission, increasing the socio-economic, ethnic and geographic diversity of its undergraduates, and continuing UW–Madison’s record of academic excellence. Responsibilities include serving on a progressive enrollment management leadership team and establishing strategic direction, priorities and goals for the Office of Admissions.
Qualifications: A minimum of seven years of increasing responsibility in education administration, preferably in an admissions-related field; superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as supervisory experience; innovative approach to technology; proven success and commitment to building a diverse and engaged com­munity; the ability to create a vision and see it through to engagement.
For a complete job description including salary information, see Position Vacancy Listing (PVL) at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063189.html.
For more information about UW–Madison, visit http://www.wisc.edu/about/
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #63189 to Mary Bingham, Division of Enrollment Management, 333 East Campus Mall #11601, Madison, WI 53715
Deadline for assured consideration: January 4, 2010
UW–Madison is an equal opportunity employer.


AAHEA Platform in 2010

Our platform in 2009 was on the problem of bullying in school and the impact it has on the lives of our children. We support http://www.connectwithkids.com, an organization dedicated to stamping our bullies in schools.

In 2010 we will still work on the problem of school bullies but we will be focusing in on Parent/Teacher certification across the US. This concept is long overdue and it will greatly improve the ability of the home schooled child to receive a good education and have a transcript to present when ready for college.

Our focus this year will be on bringing all of our resources to bear in addressing these problems in our schools across this country. Come join with us in this fight, there is so much at stake.

Your input is greatly appreciated. 

AAHEA Goals for 2012-16

...Will be shared soon...

Institutional Membership

Membership Application Procedure

You have several options to join our organization

  1. You may call and request an application and fax it to 1-877-510-4240 or mail it back with a check or with a credit card number on it.
  2. You can fill out our secure application live on line at 'On line Membership Application'

The fee for one year membership is $99.00. As a non-profit organization, 501-c-3, your membership or donation should be 100% tax deductible.

Membership does include the ability to use our beautiful logo on your web site which will say "Members of" right above it. You can also have it link back to us if you like to establish your membership. Any person can look your membership up on our web site. Membership entitles you to a substantial discount on over 200 publications and access to our archives. You will also have free access to our conventions each year. Not to mention you will be a member of the oldest non-profit educational organization in the United States.

We do have several different levels of membership and for different amounts of time. Example is a GOLD LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP for $1,000 which includes free access to any of our conventions or events.

For information on our member benefits and why you should join, please go to the 'Brochure' page