The INQAAHE membership criteria have been revised to introduce a new membership category as per the new Constitution – GGP Aligned member – and the membership criteria and benefits have been revised accordingly. The revised document was approved during the 5th Board Meeting 2018 in December and, hence, mark its official launch.
INQAAHE offers now four categories of membership:
A. GGP ALIGNED MEMBERS NEW!
Organizations responsible for assuring the quality of post-secondary provisions – institutions and programs, such as accreditation, audit or other bodies responsible for the external evaluation of institutions and/or programs, which have successfully undergone the INQAAHE GGP Alignment procedure and whose alignment is current.
B. FULL MEMBERS
Organizations responsible for assuring the quality of postsecondary provisions – institutions and programs, such as accreditation, audit or other bodies responsible for the external evaluation of institutions and/or programs.
C. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Tertiary education institutions or organizations with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions or education programs.
D. AFFILIATE MEMBERS
Individuals with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education and a proven track record of involvement in tertiary education quality assurance.
The degree of compliance with the membership criteria is assessed through an internal review conducted by the INQAAHE Membership/Member Services Committee.
New INQAAHE membership applicants need to submit their online application form through the INQAAHE website (Become a member) depending on the requested category (Full member, Associate member, Affiliate). The application form asks for additional information required for a decision on membership, as this information is used for the members’ database. This saves the member of having to provide further information.
The application/review fee (USD 100) is charged to applicants and is non-refundable in case the application is declined. Once the INQAAHE membership application is accepted, the annual membership fee is invoiced (applying pro-rata amount of the annual fee based on the quarter in which they join).