Category: Admin


Accreditation Policies and Procedures: Updated!

On July 3, 2018, the Commission approved revisions to the Peer Review and Accreditation Policies and Procedures. These changes include clarifications to site visit team conflicts of interest, a cap on rolled-over self-study review fees, guidelines for English language disclosures, and…

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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…

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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…

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Join the NASPAA Team!

NASPAA and COPRA are  seeking a full-time, professional staff member! The individual taking this position will help shape the future of NASPAA Accreditation and quality assurance processes, and will be a vital member of our ten person staff. This is an exciting opportunity…

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COPRA Seeks Consultants!

NASPAA is excited to announce that it will be holding a small, regional conference in Beijing, China in early April 2018!   As a central component of this event, COPRA is looking to lead an Accreditation Institute in Beijing and…

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New Peer Examples!

With each cohort review, COPRA seeks to identify good or emerging examples of how programs have approached pieces of the accreditation process. COPRA does not recommend one program’s work over another, as the needs and contexts of programs vary, but commends these schools for their public spiritedness…

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Summer 2017 Updates: Policies & Resources

On July 7, 2017, COPRA approved updates to the Peer Review and Accreditation Policies and Procedures. The revisions incorporate timeline changes into COPRA’s policy for programs receiving deferrals in the accreditation review process, as well as the one-year reaccreditation process….

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COPRA Seeks Consultant!

The Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) seeks a consultant to prepare and train 5-6 newly-appointed Commissioners in August 2017. Using best practices in executive learning, the consultant should coordinate and deliver a case-study approach, ensuring coverage related to a wide variety…

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

NASPAA Accreditation could not exist without the commitment of our Commissioners, site visitors, ad hoc task force members, Standards Committee members, trainers, and all of the volunteers that support our programs and advance public service education internationally. Thank you!

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Interested in exploring accreditation data for research?

Programs seeking accreditation provide NASPAA and COPRA with a plethora of data, describing students, faculty, competencies, and program evaluation. COPRA encourages researchers to explore these data and study the field at-large, emerging trends, and best practices. As such, it has approved new…

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