New! 2016 COPRA Policy Statement and 2016 Self-Study Instructions

COPRA is pleased to distribute the annual updates to the Self-Study Instructions for NASPAA Accreditation. The 2016 revisions reflect the work of NASPAA leadership and COPRA working together to improve the value of program data collection, as well as clarify how programs with varying mission-based foci can demonstrate conformance to the Standards and highlight program distinctiveness.

COPRA is also pleased to release the October 2016 Policy Statement, which is intended to build upon previous Policy Statements and provide a window into COPRA’s decision-making. The statement officially extends the current expectations regarding student learning assessment and Standard 5.1 to programs in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 cohorts and announces changes to the collection of student completion rates, which are reflected in the Self-Study Instructions.

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

You can view the Policy Statement here

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Join COPRA at the 2017 Accreditation Institute!

Is your program interested in seeking NASPAA Accreditation, or about to enter its self-study year? Are you a new program director of an accredited program? If so, join COPRA at the 2017 Accreditation Institute to explore the Standards and learn strategic program management tools to share with your faculty. 

WHEN:      OCTOBER 11, 2016
WHERE:    Washington, DC

 

 

Keep an eye out for registration information!

February 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.

ICYMI: Winter 2016 issue of the Journal of Public Affairs Education – check out the articles highlighting local government competencies and rubrics in student learning assessment.

NASPAA Seeking Summer 2017 Interns!

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Are you a graduate student passionate about higher education and public service? NASPAA has two exciting internship opportunities, ideal for graduate students interested in higher education, program assessment, communications, and/or nonprofit management.

To learn more about the opportunities, refer to the announcements, below:

Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to projectassistant1@naspaa.org, using the subject line “Application for Summer Policy Internship” or “Application for Summer Communications Internship”. A list of references will be required from candidates selected as finalists.

 

March Site Visitor Trainings: Join COPRA!

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COPRA will be hosting two site visitor trainings this March! If you plan to attend the 2017 COMPA and/or ASPA Annual Conferences in Atlanta, and are interested in volunteering as a site visitor or preparing for your program’s upcoming visit, please join us:

  • COMPA, Site Visitor Training: Friday, March 17, 2017, 1:45-3:15pm
  • ASPA, Site Visitor Training: Monday, March 20, 2017, 8:00-9:30am

To RSVP or find out more, email Hamilton@naspaa.org

January 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.

2016 Recap: Thank you Volunteers!

To our programs, volunteers, and partners, thank you for making 2016 a successful year for NASPAA Accreditation! We could not have done it without your support!

 

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ICYMI: NASPAA Seeking Spring 2017 Intern!

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Are you a graduate student passionate about higher education and public service? NASPAA has an exciting Spring 2017 internship opportunity, ideal for a graduate student interested in global higher education, program assessment, and/or policy analysis.

Primary responsibilities are expected to include, depending on qualifications and interest:

  • Creating the annual accreditation data report, NASPAA’s public resource on school data and trends. Candidate will be expected to clean, analyze, and present data effectively, resulting in the final report. Previous reports can be viewed here.

Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to projectassistant1@naspaa.org, using the subject line “Application for Spring Internship”. A list of references will be required from candidates selected as finalists.

For more information, please refer to the internship announcement.

Happy Holidays from COPRA!

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December 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.

NASPAA Seeking Spring 2017 Intern!

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Are you a graduate student passionate about higher education and public service? NASPAA has an exciting Spring 2017 internship opportunity, ideal for a graduate student interested in global higher education, program assessment, and/or policy analysis.

Primary responsibilities are expected to include, depending on qualifications and interest:

  • Creating the annual accreditation data report, NASPAA’s public resource on school data and trends. Candidate will be expected to clean, analyze, and present data effectively, resulting in the final report. Previous reports can be viewed here.

Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to projectassistant1@naspaa.org, using the subject line “Application for Spring Internship”. A list of references will be required from candidates selected as finalists.

For more information, please refer to the internship announcement.