March 2024 News from CEA

2024 is CEA’s 25th anniversary of the beginning of accreditation activities. CEA will conduct 25th anniversary-related activities and celebrations throughout the year, so please stay tuned for further information. 

Call for Nominations
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) is currently seeking nominations for commissioners to serve from January 2025 through December 2027. Applications are due July 1, 2024, for three new Commissioners to serve three-year terms. Please see the Call for Nominations for requirements and application procedures.

Distance Education
CEA has formally added distance education within its scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, we are seeking to identify trained reviewers with formal education and expertise in distance education as we continue to develop and refine procedures related to review of distance education delivery.   

CEA staff will deliver an in-person accreditation workshop prior to the TESOL International Conference and Expo in Tampa, Florida on March 19-20. There are two CEA-related presentations on the schedule for Friday, March 22, 2024: "Supporting Post-Secondary English Language Programs: Advocacy and Collaboration across Stakeholders," from 9:00-10:15 a.m. and "Change Management: Planning and Review in Postsecondary English Language Programs," from 3:00-3:45 p.m., both scheduled in Florida Ballroom Salon 5 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street.