Standards Development Consensus Body Application

The Consensus Body is one of the essential groups involved in our process for developing and updating standards, which prioritizes the core principles of due process for standards development as identified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI): Openness, Lack of Dominance, Balance, Coordination and Harmonization, Consideration of View and Objections, Consensus Vote and Appeals.

The Consensus Body will be responsible for:

• voting on approval of proposed revisions to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad;

• voting on approval of reaffirmation of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad; and,

• other matters requiring Consensus Body action as provided in these procedures.

Please read our Standards Development Policy closely before applying for Consensus Body service.

  • Members of the Consensus Body must be individuals who are directly and materially affected by the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Please include specific information about your educational and work experience, expertise, skills, etc.
  • All information included here will be reviewed carefully by the Standards Manager. Listing potential conflicts here DOES NOT automatically exclude you from consideration for the Consensus Body.
  • Members of the Consensus Body serve a 5 year term. Applicants responding to this call will be expected to serve until 2024 (3 years). The Consensus Body may be called on to consider future revisions if and when there are calls to revise the Standards.

    Consensus Body members are expected to participate in training and other activities if a call for revisions is received. Members will be expected to read multiple revisions of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and vote on proposed revisions in a timely manner. See Section 3.2.4 of the Standards Development Policy for more details regarding Consensus Body service.

    By submitting this application to serve on the Consensus Body, you are indicating that you are available to serve in the capacity outlined above if selected.