AAHEA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A NEW RELIGIOUS DIVISION
The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA) does recognize that institutes organized for providing programs in religion and ministry higher education face unique challenges. Institutes are often challenged financially and face restrictions of what may be taught under their authority to operate from their reporting government bodies.
AAHEA will work with providing recognitions that are educationally and economically sound for the participating institutions. AAHEA will help foster with institutions acceptance of credits earned by developing a coalition of institutes. AAHEA recognitions begin with applying for institutional membership; the next level is a Certificate of Institutional Validation. If the institute is seeking further recognition the process of accreditation is chosen.
This requires a commitment by the institution. The first step in the process will be meeting requirements of Accreditation Candidate Status further requirements being met the final phase is a fully Accredited Member Institute.
Recognition of programs is open to Church Programs and Ministries.
AAHEA recognizes that religion has been backbone of education and supports it fully. AAHEA looks forward hearing from those interested in this area of education.
THE VALUE OF A CONSORTIUM OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS OF HIGHER LEARNING
In today’s time students are demanding educational choices in classes.
As a school of higher learning, new program development requires much time, effort, and incurs added cost to school operations
Advantages of a Consortium
Articulation Agreements for acceptance of transfer credits can be negotiated between institutions. Member institutions can offer programs and courses that could be utilized between each other.
For example a workshop/online course/ or other special learning activity is being offered by a member institution this could be made available to other member institution students for enrollment. The home institution provides the credit recognition.
Member institutions can negotiate together employee benefits at a lower cost. (Strength in numbers).
Reduced cost of healthcare costs
Special financial services for employees
Reduction in cost of office supplies
Special financial services for students
Faculty Sharing Library Services
Assistance with Accreditation