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January Highlights
By: Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D., CAEP President 

I hope your 2020 is off to a great start!

We are gearing up for what will be an exciting CAEPCon this spring in New Orleans. We are very pleased to announce our keynote speaker, 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, Chris Dier. Dier teaches World History and Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography at Chalmette High School in Louisiana. He holds master’s degrees in teaching and educational leadership from the University of New Orleans, a CAEP accredited EPP.
We are less than two months away from our spring CAEPCon and will be releasing more information along with a detailed program very soon. Please consider joining us in New Orleans March 9-12.  

To find more information about CAEPcon
(click here). 

Last month the CAEP Board met and approved several changes to our Accreditation, Appeals and Governance Policies as well as to our Bylaws. A summary of those changes is included below.

This month in CAEP Voices we spoke with Dr. Faye LaDuke-Pelster, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Dr. LaDuke-Pelster says they realized early on they had to take their time and be strategic in how they prepared. They have a small faculty and assigned specific roles to various work based on the strengths of each person. Dr. LaDuke-Pelster said it was meaningful that the team split the responsibilities and then came back together for collaboration. She said, "They were very proud of the end result and excited to share the experience with their candidates".

CAEP Bylaws and Policy Changes

On December 5, 2019, the CAEP Board of Directors approved changes to Accreditation Policy, Appeals Policy, Bylaws, and Governance Policy. All changes will take effect on January 1, 2020.
The Board made several changes to Bylaws and Governance Policy regarding CAEP’s operations which may have an impact on EPPs and CAEP’s partners:

  • Expanded Governance Policy 2.03 Scope of CAEP Accreditation to authorize CAEP to make preaccreditation decisions and approved a motion allowing CAEP to begin a preaccreditation pilot involving not more than three (3) EPPs;  and
  • In order to meet federal requirements for recognition, additional policy amendments were adopted to expand the Board’s expectations for Accreditation Policy and clarify the nomination/selection processes used for members of CAEP’s decision-making bodies.
There was only one change made to Accreditation Policy:
  • Policy 2.05 Composition of the Accreditation Council was amended to specify that the failure of a councilor to participate two (2) consecutive regular Accreditation Council meetings shall be grounds for removal with cause.  Previously, the failure to participate in any two consecutive meetings – regular or special – was grounds for removal with cause.
Amendments made to Appeals Policy include:
  • Eliminated the Appeals Council and designate any Ad Hoc Appeal Panel as a decision-making body;
  • Established qualifications for Ad Hoc Appeal Panel members;
  • Incorporated conflict of interest and confidentiality policies from Accreditation Policy;
  • Provided for appeals from adverse action decisions of the Accreditation Council for both preaccreditation and accreditation decisions; and
  • To align with the federal rule posted on November 1, 2019, eliminated the option of an Ad Hoc Appeal Panel decision to Reverse an accreditation decision.

The updated CAEP Accreditation Policy, Appeals Policy, Bylaws, and Governance Policy are posted on our website for your full review

Happy New Year! 


CAEPCon Registration Open

Join us in New Orleans, LA for Spring CAEPCon 2020! Registration is open now for the first of our bi-annual CAEP conferences. The spring conference is set to take place March 9-12. 

Twice a year, members of the educator preparation profession gather to advance equity and excellence. CAEPCon offers the field changes to meet CAEP staff in person, attend sessions related to accreditation and the CAEP process, network with peers, and more!

Book now and secure your stay at the conference hotel for a discounted rate.
For more details on the conference, head to the CAEPCon page. 

Research & Resources

New research, reports, and tools to help your work

3.2 Mixed Tests Calculator: CAEP has developed a new resource to assist EPPs: Component 3.2 – Cohorts with Mixed Tests Calculator. The Calculator is a tool that implements the procedures outlined in the document A CAEP RESOURCE for EPPs on STANDARD 3, COMPONENT 3.2: Cohorts with Multiple Tests. The 3.2 Calculator is designed for educator preparation providers with at least one cohort of candidates meeting two conditions—“multiple tests” and “mixed results”. Not all EPPs will need to use the CAEP 3.2 Calculator.

A webinar explaining which EPPs may need to use the test, what data is needed and how to use the calculator has also been developed. You may access the Primer on Using the Mixed Tests Calculator on the CAEP Standard 3 website.


Job Opportunities
Educator preparation jobs at CAEP and elsewhere.
 - Dean of the Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose, NY 
- Dean of the School of Education, St. John Fisher College, NY
- Director of Professional Standards and Practices, Council for Exceptional Children, VA
-Assistant Professor of Education, Muskingum University, OH
- Dean of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education
- Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, CA
- Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Azusa Pacific University, CA
- Dean of the College of Education, University of Utah, UT
- Dean of the College of Education, University of New Mexico, NM
- Assistant/Associate Professor in Special Education, Marietta College, OH
- Dean of the College of Education, Mary Baldwin University, VA
- Dean of the College of Education, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, NE
- Dean of the School of Education, University of Redlands, CA
- Early Childhood Studies Program Chair, California State University Channel Islands, CA
- Assistant Director for Assessment and Accreditation, Drexel University, PA
- Dean of the School of Education, Georgia Gwinnett College, GA
- Dean of the College of Education, Northern Kentucky University, KY
- Dean of the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies, Robert Morris University, PA
- Associate Dean of Accreditation, Brandman University, CA
- Residential Dean of the School of Education, Liberty University, VA
- Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, CO
- Dean of the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, CA
- Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education, University of Toledo, OH

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