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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COPRA Seeks Consultants!

NASPAA’s Accreditation Institute will be held in a single day – October 10, 2018 – at the NASPAA Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Commission seeks consultants to present a coherent and positive one-day experience for participants of the NASPAA conference. The consultants will also have the opportunity to consider how to revise or supplement, as needed, the delivery of the curriculum to accommodate the wide range of learners present at the Accreditation Institute, including learners seeking an elevated conversation around pursuing program quality.

For more information, please refer to the RFP, here

March 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.

Join us! Conference on Global Quality & Innovative Pedagogy in Beijing

Together with Renmin University of China, NASPAA is pleased to host a Conference on Global Quality and Innovative Pedagogy to take place on April 6-7, 2018 in Beijing, China.

To register, click here

This two-day global event aims to support the accreditation planning, strategic management, and innovative pedagogical strategies of public administration programs in and around China. The conference will be held in English.

The Conference includes the first-day Accreditation and Strategic Planning Workshop and the second-day.  Both days are designed for public administration programs seeking accreditation or general programmatic improvement. This conference will provide you with both knowledge about the accreditation process, as well as the opportunity to discuss research and best practice in pedagogy. Participants will leave with practical ideas to implement at their home institutions.

April 6: Accreditation and Strategic Planning Workshop

This workshop will focus predominantly on public service values, program mission, diversity and inclusion, program evaluation and student learning assessment, and program governance. The overarching goals of the workshop are to:

  • Provide participants with an understanding of NASPAA Accreditation;
  • Increase participants’ knowledge of public service values and strategic program management so that they have the foundation of knowledge required to undertake the accreditation process;
  • Provide hands-on experience, through individual and group activities.

For the full workshop schedule, please click here.

April 7: Innovative Pedagogy Conference

This one-day conference will focus on sharing best practices for, and insight into, topics critical to public affairs education. Participants will hear a variety of perspectives and practices from experts on curriculum design and assessment, skill development and employer engagement, simulations and case studies, and diversity and inclusion.

Concurrently on April 7, we are also pleased to offer two additional sessions:

  • Site Visitor Training: For academics and practitioners in the public service field who are interested in volunteering as site visitors for public administration programs seeking accreditation.
  • One-on-one Consulting: A one-hour face-to-face meeting with an accreditation expert. The consulting session will give your program the chance to build on the first-day workshop and discuss specifics about your program and the accreditation process: from writing Self-Study Reports and drafting assessment plans to preparing for the Site Visit.

We warmly welcome you and your colleagues to join us in Beijing! If you are interested in this event, please complete your registration (no fees) through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NYKXD7R. You are welcome to participate in one or all of the events!

Conference location:

Yifu Conference Center
No.59, Zhongguancun Street,
Haidian District, Beijing, 100872

Recommended hotel:

Beijing Friendship Hotel
No. 1 South Street (Southwest Corner of The Four Bridge),
Zhongguancun Street,
Haidian District, Beijing, 100086
Tel: +86 010-68498888

Questions? Contact hamilton@naspaa.org.

February 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.

  • Higher Ed Index. New America (2018) – Interactive data set covering US Institutions. 

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!