Category: Official Documents


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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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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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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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…

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Policies and Procedures: Updated

On July 8, 2016, COPRA approved changes to the Peer Review and Accreditation Policies and Procedures. The revisions include the formal adaption of the administrative change to the eligibility application deadlines (August 15, April 15); the expectation that documents to be…

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2015 Self-Study Instructions Released!

COPRA is pleased to release the 2015 Self-Study Instructions. For the 2015 release, COPRA focused on specializations and concentrations: shifting from full student learning assessment of mission-specific elective competencies to an emphasis on both the truth and advertising aspect of specializations…

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New! June 2015 COPRA Policy Statement

COPRA has released a policy statement announcing the implementation expectations of programs in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 cohorts, with regard to Standard 5, as well as upcoming changes to Standard 5.3-Mission-specific Elective Competencies. The Policy Statement is available here.

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Policies and Procedures: Updated

On August 14, 2015, COPRA approved updates to the Peer Review and Accreditation Policies and Procedures. The revisions incorporate the previously ad hoc policy of removing program monitoring after three completed annual reports. To read the updated Policies and Procedures,…

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New! October 2014 COPRA Policy Statement

COPRA has released a policy statement announcing the implementation expectations of programs in the 2015-16 Cohort, with regard to Standard 5, as well as reaffirming expectations related to diversity. The Policy Statement is available here.

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Updated Site Visit Manual Released!

COPRA is pleased to release the updated NASPAA Site Visit Manual, the comprehensive guide to site visits for both programs and site visitors. COPRA, using the feedback from focus groups, site visitor surveys, and external expert site visitors, incorporated changes into the site…

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