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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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Meet Dana Harsell, new COPRA member!

Dana Michael Harsell, Ph.D. Associate Professor and MPA Director University of North Dakota Dana Michael Harsell is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master in Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University…

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Meet Josefina Brunicelli, new COPRA member!

Josefina Brunicelli Profesor de Planta Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración Josefina Bruni Celli is Ph.D Public Administration, New York University (2001); MBA with concentration in Public Services and Public Enterprises, IESA (1988); B.A, Political Science Yale University (1983). As full…

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Meet Kathrene Hansen Kin, new COPRA member!

Kathrene Hansen Kin Executive Director Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board President Kennedy established Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) in 1961 to strengthen the management and administration of Federal activities and improve intergovernmental coordination at the local level.  There are 28…

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Meet Bill Rivenbark, new COPRA member!

  William C. Rivenbark Professor of Public Administration and Government MPA Program Director The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Bill Rivenbark joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1999. Prior to that, he…

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Meet Peter Ngwafu, New COPRA member!

Peter Ngwafu, PhD Director, Master of Public Administration Program Professor of Public Administration History, Political Science & Public Administration Albany State University   Peter Ajongwa Ngwafu, is a Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration…

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Welcome, 2017-18 COPRA!

With the submission of Self-Study Reports last month, and the official term start of our Commissioners, it is time to kick off the 2017-18 Cohort! First, we would like to thank our outgoing Commissioners, who over the past three years…

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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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Self-Study Report Resources

Is your program looking at a 2016 or 2017 Self-Study Report submission? If so, be sure to take advantage of the resources available on the Accreditation Website: Official Standards and Policies: Find the Self-Study Instructions and COPRA Policy Statements which together…

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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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