Monthly Archives: February 2016


February 2016 Monthly Roundup

Looking to expand your knowledge related to accreditation, higher education, program management, or performance management? Every month, we share a short list of articles or resources from around the web that may be interesting and valuable to NASPAA-accredited programs. The…

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Explore how diversity has changed within NASPAA Programs

As the below graphs show (click on them to interact!), between 1998 and 2013, diversity in NASPAA accredited programs, in terms of both students and faculty improved. While these are marked improvements that show that programs overall have diversified and improved their…

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Self-Study Report Resources

Is your program looking at a 2016 or 2017 Self-Study Report submission? If so, be sure to take advantage of the resources available on the Accreditation Website: Official Standards and Policies: Find the Self-Study Instructions and COPRA Policy Statements which together…

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It’s not too late – Join COPRA at COMPA!

Join COPRA at COMPA this week!!  COPRA will be hosting two different sessions at the 2016 COMPA Annual Conference, so if you’re interested in becoming more involved in the accreditation process as a site visitor or interested in learning more…

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Is accreditation governance or the market?

“When government lets the market fix policy problems, it often fails.”—says a recent article in Governing by Don Kettl.  “Markets just don’t run themselves in delivering public goods, because most of the time they are being asked to do things…

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Do professional accreditors look at outcomes?

The answer is a resounding yes, according to a new ASPA report. 100% of respondents include outcomes assessment as a basis for their accreditation requirements. While this had been an anecdotal assumption in the accrediting community, this is the first…

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See you at COMPA!

COMPA is just around the corner! Don’t forget COPRA will be hosting two different sessions at the 2016 COMPA Annual Conference, and we hope you can join us! Interested in becoming a NASPAA Site Visitor? Join current and former COPRA members…

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