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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Resumen: NASPAA en México

NASPAA, en colaboración con la Red Interamericana de Educación en Administración Pública (INPAE, por sus siglas en inglés), organizó un taller de Planificación Estratégica para Programas Académicos em México. El taller formó parte de una serie de actividades patrocinadas por NASPAA en la XIV Conferencia Anual Red INPAE que se llevó a cabo del 15 al 18 de mayo de 2018 en Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Este taller contó con la presencia de docentes y administradores de más de 20 instituciones académicas de siete países de América Latina y el Caribe, demostrando el gran interés que existe en los temas presentados durante el evento: misión programática, evaluación de programas, pedagogías efectivas, y la importancia de los estándares en el aseguramiento de calidad programática (puede acceder a la presentación aquí).

El grupo de facilitadores de este taller se conformó de expertos en las áreas de excelencia académica y acreditación de NASPAA:

  • Josefina Bruni Celli (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración- IESA) presentó en los temas de casos docentes y simulaciones estudiantiles.
  • Rex Facer (Brigham Young University) expuso sobre mapas curriculares y el aprendizaje en servicio.
  • Palmira Ríos (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras y actual Vicepresidenta de NASPAA) ofreció una visión general sobre las pasantías, internados y prácticas supervisadas.
  • Nadia Rubaii (Binghamton University) proporcionó información sobre los ePortafolios, los casos SWIF y sobre el desarrollo de la misión programática.

Nuestros expertos también organizaron dos paneles durante la conferencia. Uno de los paneles, titulado Entendimiento y la Definición de la Diversidad: Perspectivas desde América Latina, dio la oportunidad a investigadores de Chile, Colombia, México y Puerto Rico de exponer sobre temas de diversidad. El segundo panel, titulado Evaluación del Aprendizaje en los Estudiantes: Lecciones desde tres programas académicos de América Latina, fue liderado por los tres programas de maestría en administración pública de la región que han pasado por el proceso de acreditación de NASPAA: el de la Universidad de los Andes en Colombia, el de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras y el de IESA en Venezuela (las diapositivas para ambos paneles están disponibles aquí).

En el último día de la conferencia, NASPAA e INPAE reiteraron su compromiso a seguir cooperando mediante la firma de un memorando de entendimiento entre las dos organizaciones. Las actividades de colaboración entre NASPAA e INPAE están dedicadas a la promoción de la educación en servicio público de alta calidad, así como a la mejora de la capacitación de servidores públicos en las Américas. La firma del memorando recalca la responsabilidad asumida por NASPAA e INPAE de seguir trabajando para lograr estos objetivos.

Los eventos llevados a cabo durante la XIV Conferencia Anual Red INPAE apoyan los esfuerzos de NASPAA para establecer un estándar global en el campo de la educación en servicio público, al igual que el compromiso de INPAE de mejorar la calidad de los programas académicos en administración y políticas públicas en América Latina y el Caribe.

Agradecemos a nuestros colegas de INPAE por abrirnos estos espacios durante su conferencia anual y por ser tan amables anfitriones.

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Invitamos a nuestros colegas en Estado Unidos y Canadá a considerar unirse a la creciente lista de miembros de INPAE.

Para más información sobre NASPAA, visite nuestra página web. Para información sobre nuestra conferencia anual, visite la página de la conferencia.

Recap: Strategic Planning Workshop for Academic Programs (Taller de Planificación Estratégica para Programas Académicos)

In collaboration with the Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education (INPAE), NASPAA was pleased to host a Strategic Planning Workshop for Academic Programs. The workshop was part of a series of events sponsored by NASPAA the XIV INPAE Annual Conference in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico taking place May 15-18, 2018.

Faculty and program administrators representing 21 higher education institutions from seven countries were in attendance, showing a strong interest in the topics covered by the workshop, which included program evaluation, student learning assessment, effective pedagogies and collective decision-making (presentation available here).

The workshop was delivered by long-time NASPAA volunteers and accreditation experts:

  • Josefina Bruni Celli (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, IESA) explored case studies and simulations.
  • Rex Facer (Brigham Young University) discussed curriculum mapping and service learning.
  • Palmira Ríos (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras), current Vice President of NASPAA, provided an overview of internships and the methods for involving faculty and administrators in decision making processes.
  • Nadia Rubaii (Binghamton University) presented on mission development as well as on e-Portfolios and SWIF cases.

These experts also developed and participated in two NASPAA panels at the conference. The first one focused on understanding the definitions of diversity coming out of Latin America. Speakers also included faculty from the National University of Chile, the National University of Colombia, and University of Guadalajara (presentations available here). The second panel covered lessons learned in student learning assessment by the three programs in Latin America that have gone through the NASPAA accreditation process: University of Puerto Rico, IESA, and University of Los Andes (presentations available here).

On the final day of the conference, NASPAA and INPAE got to further strengthen their partnership by renewing a memorandum of understanding for collaboration. The relationship between NASPAA and INPAE has been dedicated to the promotion of high quality public service education and to enhancing the capacity of public service professionals in the Americas. The signing of the MOU reiterates the commitment of both organizations to continue working towards this goal.

These events support both NASPAA’s efforts to establish a global standard in the field of international public service education and INPAE’s commitment to improve the quality of public affairs and administration programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Special thanks to INPAE leadership for incorporating NASPAA activities into their annual conference and hosting us!

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Canada and U.S. schools are encouraged to consider INPAE membership. The Spanish version of this article can be found here.

To learn more about NASPAA, visit our website. To learn about the upcoming NASPAA annual conference, visit the Conference website.

May 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 SELC 2018 in New York City

Join us at the 2018 Social Equity Leadership Conference on June 13 for a NASPAA Standards Colloquium.

The conversation will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Baruch College:
Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue, 14-220, NYC

For questions about this event please contact Martha Bohrt.

Recap: Conference on Global Quality and Innovative Pedagogy (全球质量与创新教学会议)

Together with Renmin University of China, NASPAA was pleased to host the Conference on Global Quality and Innovative Pedagogy on April 6-7, 2018 in Beijing, China. The two-day global event included conversations on accreditation planning, strategic management, and in-depth discussions of innovative pedagogical strategies for public administration programs in and around China.

David Campbell

Representatives from public policy and affairs programs in China and Vietnam attended the Accreditation and Strategic Planning Workshop on April 6. The workshop was facilitated by Yi Lu (John Jay College, CUNY) and David Campbell (Binghamton University), who led discussions on topics covering public service values, program mission, diversity and inclusion, program evaluation and student learning assessment, and program governance.

On April 7, over 60 faculty members and program administrators from across the region participated in the Innovative Pedagogy Conference, discussing research and best practice in pedagogy of public administration programs. Four experts joined participants to discuss simulations and applied training, cases, and online teaching:

  • David Andersen (University at Albany, SUNY) explored simulation-based learning in the classroom (handout available here).
  • Song Jinsong (Chinese Academy of Governance) discussed trainings in emergency management.
  • William Rivenbark (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) provided an overview of online education in public affairs.
  • Huang Jinsong (Beihang University) presented on case studies and integrating them into curriculum.

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To read more about the conference, please visit Renmin’s recap

And, a special thanks to Renmin Univeristy of China, Kaifeng Yang, the Dean of School of Public administration and Policy and his dedicated team in particular, for cohosting the conference!

 

To learn more about NASPAA, visit our website.

To learn about NASPAA upcoming annual conference, visit the Conference website.

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