Category: COPRA


Meet Roger E. Hartley, new COPRA member!

Roger E. Hartley, Ph.D. Dean, College of Public Affairs  University of Baltimore I was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. Like many of our students, I am a first generation college graduate. Among the things that I am…

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Meet Verna Smith, new COPRA member!

Verna Smith, Ph.D. Director, Master’s Programmes Victoria University of Wellington Verna Smith is Director of the Master’s Programmes and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy for the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She has qualifications…

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Meet Shawn Flanigan, new COPRA member!

Shawn Flanigan, Ph.D. Professor, School of Public Affairs San Diego State University Shawn Flanigan is a Professor of Public Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany, after receiving her Master of Public…

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RECAP: NASPAA Site Visitor Training at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) hosted NASPAA for a Site Visitor Training on August 3, 2018. This partnership was initiated by Dr. Susan Gooden, Interim Dean of the Wilder School and former…

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Two NASPAA Standards Colloquia in September!

As part of the decennial review of its Accreditation Standards, NASPAA is engaging stakeholders around the globe to answer the question: How have our accreditation standards held up? Join NASPAA to discuss the Accreditation Standards and explore ways to ensure…

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NASPAA Accredits 6 New Degrees

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) announced today that its Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) has accredited six new programs: KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Master of Public Management (South Korea)…

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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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Happy New Year from COPRA!

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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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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…

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