New! 2017 Self-Study Instructions

COPRA is pleased to distribute the annual updates to the Self-Study Instructions for NASPAA Accreditation. The 2017 revisions reflect the work of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) working to improve the value of program data collection, specifically with regard to diversity and complexities.

You can view the updated Self-Study Instructions here. The complete list of changes can be found here.

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NASPAA se une a INPAE en Guadalajara

COPRA, NASPAA e INPAE se complacen en presentar, en el marco de la XIV Conferencia Anual Red INPAE, un taller sobre Planeación Estratégica para Programas Académicos en el área de Administración y Políticas Públicas, mismo que se llevará  a cabo el 15 de mayo de 2018 en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Esta colaboración refuerza la alianza establecida entre NASPAA e INPAE, cuyo fin es el de promover la excelencia en la educación en administración y políticas públicas, mejorar la capacidad de los profesionales en el sector público por medio de la comunicación y fomentar colaboración entre las dos organizaciones a partir del conocimiento y de las experiencias del continente americano. Asimismo, este evento apoya tanto la labor de NASPAA de establecer un estándar global en el campo de la educación internacional en servicio público, como el compromiso de INPAE de avanzar la educación en administración pública y asuntos públicos en América Latina y el Caribe.

El currículo va dirigido a todo programa académico interesado en el proceso de acreditación o en la mejora programática en general. Las actividades incluyen una sesión de intercambio de experiencias y las mejores prácticas en la pedagogía de la administración pública. El taller busca ser interactivo y dar la oportunidad a los asistentes de participar en discusiones de alto nivel que les proporcionen una serie de herramientas e ideas prácticas que puedan implementar en sus programas académicos.

¡Esperamos verlos en Guadalajara!

Para reservar su lugar, favor de contactar a Martha Bohrt por medio del correo electrónico bohrt@naspaa.org. Para información sobre la conferencia, visite redinpae.org

 

Nuestra Más Reciente Colaboración: NASPAA se une a INPAE en Guadalajara

NASPAA & INPAE se complacen en presentar, en el marco de la XIV Conferencia Anual Red INPAE, un taller sobre Planeación Estratégica para Programas Académicos en el área de Administración y Políticas Públicas, mismo que se llevará  a cabo el 15 de mayo de 2018 en la ciudad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Favor de contactar a bohrt@naspaa.org para reservar su lugar. 

Para inscribirse en la conferencia visite www.redinpae.org.

¡Esperamos verlos en Guadalajara!

NASPAA at ASPA 2018 in Denver

Join us at the ASPA 2018 Annual Conference on March 12 for a NASPAA Standards Colloquium. For questions about this event please contact Martha Bohrt.

January 2018 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.

NASPAA at COMPA 2018 in Los Angeles

 

Join us at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel:

  • Site Visitor Training: Tuesday, February 13 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Standards Colloquium: Wednesday, February 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Happy New Year from COPRA!

December 2017 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.

Intern at NASPAA! Chinese Higher Education and Accreditation

This is an exciting internship opportunity in Spring 2018, ideal for a graduate student interested in global higher education, accreditation, or program evaluation.

NASPAA is seeking a master’s student in fields such as public policy, public administration, or similar for an internship position for approximately 16 weeks during Spring 2018, starting in January.  Students in master’s or doctoral programs in related fields are also encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities are expected to include:

  • Assist in the planning of NASPAA’s Accreditation and Pedagogy Event in Beijing. Facilitate invitations, track participants, and help plan logistics for a global 2-day accreditation workshop and pedagogy conference. Provide research and assistance regarding content development for accreditation workshops. Help select and prepare panelists interested in innovative pedagogy. Share information about the event through the website or other means. Follow up the event by cataloguing lessons learned from participants.

Applicants should have:

  • Completed the equivalent of at least one semester of a master’s or doctoral program in public policy, public administration, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of or experience with Chinese higher education. Mandarin proficiency desired.
  • Strong administrative capacity to track multiple aspects of event planning. Experience with global meetings a plus.
  • High level of cultural competency in order to interact positively with academics from around the globe.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Facility with web communications and social media.
  • Capacity to research and propose solutions.
  • An interest in public service education, higher education, nonprofit management, and/or program evaluation, and the values orientation of public service education.
  • A desire to work in a non-profit and academic-oriented setting and confidence in dealing with academics and government professionals.
  • Academic coursework in program evaluation is a plus.

While the deadline is rolling, apply as soon as possible! Position open until filled. Full announcement with application directions available here.

COPRA Seeks Consultants!

COPRA is pleased to announce a RFP to design and present a day-long educational seminar focused on strategic program management and pedagogy in public service education at the INPAE conference in Guadalajara, Mexico in May 2018.

The goal of the seminar is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to implement mission- and outcomes-based strategic planning tools within their programs. The seminar should advocate for the value of strategic program management, including best practice in pedagogy as relates to public service education, student learning, and diversity and inclusion. The seminar should also support the readiness of programs to seek NASPAA Accreditation and confidently articulate program operations and outcomes within the NASPAA Standards.

Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about the scope of the project, qualifications, and timeline. You are encouraged to contact hamilton@naspaa.org with any questions you may have.

 

For more information, please refer to the RFP, here

November 2017 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.

  • My Visual Sidekick. (2017, November 7). Logic Model Makeover (Diagram Design) [Blog post]. – Is your logic model easy to understand and implement?
  • Denecke, D., Kent, J., & McCarthy, M.T. (2017). Articulating learning outcomes in doctoral education. Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools. – “Having clear and explicit learning outcomes helps students navigate important milestones, prepares students for a wide variety of career paths, and enables doctoral programs to measure their own success.”
  • Kreighbaum, Andrew. (2017, November 30). How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed. – Changes to how the tax code treats student loan interest, benefits, charitable deductions, and tuition waivers are poised to significantly impact higher education.