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. (see important dates below). Full program to be released in the coming weeks.
PreCon sessions: Monday, March 9
Main conference sessions: Tuesday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 11
Post-conference workshop: Wednesday, March 11 - Thursday, March 12
Last Day to Receive CAEPCon Hotel Rate: February 16th
Online CAEPCon Registration Deadline: February 21st
Registration is open now! Find more information on pricing, group discounts, and more information about CAEPCon visit the CAEPCon page.
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 Policyregarding 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.