AASL NCATE Coordinating Committee Committee
AASL/CAEP (formerly NCATE) program review training at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, PCC-202 A
New and experienced reviewers and program report writers are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the CAEP (formerly NCATE) program review process, the 2010 ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and review, and appropriate assessments. All programs submitting an initial report must now use the 2010 standards.
Reviewers who have not been trained on using the 2010 standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to review a program using those standards.
Please RSVP to Laura Dare, email@example.com, by January 3, 2014, and include “AASL/CAEP training” in the subject line.
Learn more about the AASL/CAEP program review process at http://www.ala.org/aasl/education/ncate.
AASL/NCATE (CAEP) Coordinating Committee meeting
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, PCC-202 A
Members of the AASL/NCATE (CAEP) Coordinating Committee are strongly encouraged to attend. The meeting is also open to interested conference attendees.
The Fall 2013 issue of Prism: the newsletter from the ALA Office for Accreditation is now available at http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/accreditation/prp/prism/prism_current.cfm. This message is being sent to a number of our constituent groups. I apologize that you may receive multiple messages.
In this issue:
- Accreditation actions taken at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference
- Update on the Standards review process
- COA Chair Barbara Moran shares her perspective on the standards review process and constituent input
- A look at the how the Office for Accreditation responds to inquiries
- 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting sessions: COA program on the revised draft standards, ERP Chair training, and AASL/CAEP (formerly NCATE) training
- An update on the transition of NCATE and TEAC into CAEP
- Acknowledgement of External Review Panelists and AASL/NCATE reviewers from Spring 2013 reviews
- AASL/NCATE National Recognition decisions from spring 2013
Audrey Church, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Library Media Program at Longwood University (VA) has been appointed to the State Partnerships and Content Areas Committee by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Board of Directors. She will serve a 3-year term beginning September 2013.
The State Partnerships and Content Areas Committee, a standing committee of CAEP, is charged to:
- Make recommendations to the board on issues under the Committee’s purview;
- Develop policies for CAEP’s partnership agreements with the states, such as requirements for the participation of state representatives in CAEP site visits, which shall include all Commissions;
- Review and approve state partnership agreements;
- Develop policies and procedures for reviewing specialty area studies, both in support of such reviews by member scholarly societies and directly; and
- Develop and oversee CAEP’s role in the review of specialty area studies.
It's a great thing for ALA and AASL to have representation from the school librarianship profession on this committee. Congratulations, Audrey!
It's official - the de facto consolidation is complete and CAEP is now fully operational as the sole accreditor of educator preparation, serving more than 900 educator preparation providers accredited by NCATE and TEAC. Hopefully this transition will be as seamless as possible from your end, noticing new e-mails and that the phone is now answered as "CAEP," but without any disruption in service.
Summer continues to be a busy time, having just completed our first site visitor training, with more in the coming weeks; selling out the fall conference; looking forward to the first meeting of the permanent CAEP Board of Directors; working on recognition applications for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education; and much more.
Amidst the flurry of activity, we also are cementing the CAEP team. While I am excited to announce new member and state relations and research employment opportunities, it is with mixed feelings that I also announce Monique Lynch's resignation, effective August 2, as Vice President for Accreditation and Program Review. I am excited for Monique's new opportunity that will allow her to play an active role in her son’s life as he enters elementary school, but I will certainly miss her highly professional and competent contributions to CAEP. She has been a genuine asset to our organization during this transition, and I know you will join me in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors.
Each CAEP Update will contain answers to frequently asked questions. Questions may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the transition is a dynamic process; any updated information will be communicated as it becomes available.
We're preparing our catalogs or other collateral materials...what language should we use regarding our accreditation status? Can we use the CAEP logo?
Per the U.S. Department of Education, accreditation remains with NCATE or TEAC until the educator preparation provider (EPP) comes up for its next accreditation under CAEP. Accordingly, EPPs should continue to use the appropriate logo and language related to their accreditation by NCATE or TEAC. As CAEP increasingly becomes the recognized name in accreditation of educator preparation, transitional language will be provided to continue to indicate NCATE or TEAC accreditation, while linking the former entities to CAEP as the new sole accreditor for educator preparation.
Fall 2013 CAEP Conference
IN THE NEWS:
7/9/2013: Tougher Requirements Ahead for Teacher Prep (Education Week)
6/12/2013: Commission Recommends Elevating Standards for Teacher Preparation (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
CAEP Vice President, Accreditation and Program Review
CAEP Director, Member and State Relations
CAEP Director, Research, Innovation, and Data Strategy
CAEP Executive Assistant to the President
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Call for Service...
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is seeking volunteers to serve on its governance committees and accreditation decision-making bodies. This is an unprecedented opportunity to truly shape CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation through service on its first governing bodies.
In its commitment to inclusivity and transparency, CAEP is opening the application process to self-recommendation in addition to recommendations from CAEP member and affiliate organizations. CAEP is recruiting volunteers from various sectors, including P-12 practitioners, policymakers, postsecondary faculty and administrators, employers, parents, school board members, and the public at-large. More information regarding the scope of each committee and requirements for service can be found at http://caepnet.org/aboutus/serve. The deadline for applications is June 16, 2013.
Governance committees currently seeking volunteers include the following:
How does this call for service relate to NCATE Board of Examiners, SPA Program Reviewers, and TEAC Auditors?
The current call for service encompasses governance committees, with the processes for NCATE Board of Examiners (BOE), SPA Program Reviewers, and TEAC Auditors currently remaining separate through the transition. After retraining and recalibration once the CAEP standards are finalized, the current BOE and TEAC auditor pool will become part of the CAEP site visitor pool.
Per CAEP policy, anyone currently serving on the BOE or as a SPA program reviewer or TEAC auditor and wishing to continue in these roles cannot serve concurrently on any governance body that deals with accreditation. This includes the CAEP Board of Directors and its Research Committee, as well as the Accreditation Council and its Commissions and Appeals Committee. Anyone already serving on the BOE or as a SPA program reviewer or TEAC auditor may serve simultaneously on any of the following committees: International; Nominating; or State Partnership and Content Area Studies.
The individual self-recommendation form isn't letting me login with my AIMS username and password...what do I do?
Since we are still in transition and do not yet have everything consolidated into a CAEP AIMS, the current nomination process is separate. Please choose the link to create a new account, which will ask you simply to provide a valid e-mail and a unique password. Upon creation of your account, an activation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address provided. After activation, you will be able to proceed wtih the individual self-recommendation processs.
What is the time and resource commitment?
The time commitment may vary by committe, particularly in the first year, but is generally estimated to be 1-2 in-person meetings with an additional 2-3 meetings by phone/web. Travel and incidental costs are covered by CAEP.
CONGRATULATIONSto CAEP's first accredited educator preparation providers:
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Final Days for Public Comment...
Just a reminder to enter your comments on the draft recommendations of the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting, if you have not done so already! Comments will be accepted via the public comment microsite through March 29, 2013.
Tips on Submitting Comments:
- Login (upper left-hand corner) using your e-mail and password chosen during the registration process prior to submitting comments.
- As the comment submission is complex, you may wish to draft your comments in a word processing program and simply cut-and-paste your answers into the text fields, which will minimize the possibility of the system timing out during the submission process. (Download Word version of survey.)
- Please note that the "Save All" button doubles as a submission button. You should receive a pop-up message indicating that your answers have been saved upon pressing this button, and your text answers should be visible in the submission boxes. (Please do NOT use the registration form "submit" button, as that is ONLY for the registration form - it will not save answers, nor should it even be visible upon login.) (View PDF of screenshots of the commenting process.)
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