BYLAWS

CHARACTERISTICS OF EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

ICHE ADVOCATES THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS AS BEING ESSENTIAL FOR THE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Integrity and transparency in the institution’s conduct of all its activities through truthful equitable and humane policies dealing with students, faculty, staff and other constituencies.

Clearly stated mission and goals appropriate to the institution's resources and the needs of its constituents.

Programs and courses which develop general intellectual skills (such as the ability to understand and test truth claims, to identify assumptions, and to conceive and weigh alternatives), which nurture moral and spiritual growth, which develop relational and professional effectiveness, and which cultivate ability to communicate effectively in a culturally diverse world.

 Curricula which are grounded in Biblical truth, even when they address human cultures, arts, and sciences, or when they attend to occupational requirements; Intellectual, physical, financial, and human resources adequate to support the mission and programs of the institution and to assure its continuing viability and success.

Policies and procedures which lead to the effective assessment of institutional and program goals, and of student learning.

Organization, administration, and governance which facilitate integrated teaching and learning, and which foster their improvement within a community committed to the pursuit of truth. Responsiveness to the need for institutional change and renewal appropriate to institutional mission, goals, and resources..

MEMBERSHIP

 

The membership of the Council will be open, by invitation, to educational institutions, educators, and agencies of higher education throughout the world, and to those organizations whose reputation is founded upon a commitment to the aims and objectives listed above. Members will be required to affirm the By-Laws of the Council through an application and approval process.

 

THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF MEMBERS WILL BE REGISTERED BY THE COUNCIL

Institutional Members — membership is open to academic institutions and other institutions engaged in higher education programs.

Individual Members — membership is open to individuals who seek to participate in the mission and network of ICHE.

Honorary Members — The Council may invite individuals with recognized achievement in higher education to honorary membership in the Council.

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP

Institutions desiring membership in the Council must be nominated by a current member of the Council.

Nominated institutions may apply through the office of the President through a procedure established by the Executive Board.

Applications must be approved by the Executive Board and are presented at the next assembly meeting..

PRIVILEGES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS

Institutional members are entitled to one vote in the Council.

Individual members and honorary members are entitled to voice, but no vote, in the Council.

All members may nominate to membership institutions and individuals known to reflect the qualities and commitments promoted by the Council.

All members will receive such benefits as may from time to time be offered by the Council in fulfilling its mission.

All members, apart from honorary members, will pay annual membership fees set by the Council.

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