CAEP Consolidated Handbook Now Available
The CAEP Consolidated Handbookcombines the guidance to implement the 2013 Standards for initial preparation and their companion 2016 Standards for advanced preparation. The Consolidate Handbook brings together the CAEP Handbook: Guidance on Self-Study Reports for Accreditation at the Advanced-Level 2017 and the CAEP Handbook: Initial-Level Programs 2018.
A brief Highlights of the Consolidated Handbook walks you through the features. The Consolidated Handbook will be in effect Spring 2021 and beyond.
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:
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
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.