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CEPH invites attendees to Criteria Rollout Meeting in October

The fourth round of CEPH’s  proposed revised criteria for schools of public health (SPH) and public health programs (PHPs) is available for review and comment through September 7, 2016. The Council will review all comments received at its October 2016 meeting and will formally adopt criteria and an implementation plan. The current draft is the result of a process that has spanned three years. Each round of comment and revision has produced valuable insights, and each update has reflected the comments received.

CEPH staff and councilors will provide an overview of the changes and the implementation schedule at the Criteria Rollout Meeting on October 30, 2016. This meeting will include breakout sessions on specific criteria components (eg, faculty resources, defining evaluation practices, MPH curriculum, DrPH curriculum) so that attendees can ask more specific questions. CEPH councilors also plan to hold a session where attendees can engage in a Q&A with them.

The Criteria Rollout Meeting is free of charge and not mandatory; all materials will be available online after the meeting. While CEPH hopes to accommodate everyone who wants to attend, attendees are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Space may be limited as the date approaches.

Program directors, associate deans, deans, accreditation staff members and any others responsible for the accreditation process for SPHs and PHPs would be the most appropriate attendees. Representatives of standalone baccalaureate programs (SBPs) are welcome to attend; however, this criteria revision process relates only to the criteria for SPHs and PHPs.

CEPH will endeavor to release the adopted criteria and implementation plan as soon as possible after adoption. CEPH anticipates that materials will be released shortly before the Criteria Rollout Meeting.

The meeting details are as follows: Sunday, October 30, 2016, 8:15 am to 11:30 am, Registration opens at 7:30 am

Hyatt Regency Denver, Centennial Ballrooms C, E, F, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO

CEPH, ASPPH to launch annual reporting cycles in September

CEPH and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will launch their respective annual data reporting cycles on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Annual report submissions are due by Friday, December 9, 2016. While CEPH collects data for accreditation purposes based on requirements set by the US Department of Education, ASPPH collects data to track trends in education for public health, to facilitate data-informed decision-making and to provide a warehousing system for members that can be accessed when preparing CEPH self-studies.

As reported on page 3 of CEPH Accreditation News & Updates Volume 5, Issue 2, ASPPH has made a number of changes to its data collection to align reporting requirements with CEPH. In a continued effort to align reporting, this year ASPPH will begin collecting graduate outcomes data through the ASPPH Data Center Member Portal.

Visit the ASPPH Data Center to learn more about ASPPH’s work with academic public health data.

The CEPH annual report can be accessed through the  annual reporting web portal beginning on September 19. The questions and format remain largely unchanged from previous years.

As always, CEPH reminds schools and program to input data before the deadline to avoid technical difficulties and other unexpected issues that may cause submission delays.

All accredited schools and programs, including those with self- studies or other reports due, must complete the annual report unless the school or program had/will have an initial accreditation decision in spring 2016 or fall 2016.

For more information, please review the FAQ document on annual reports. Any CEPH staff member would be pleased to assist you with questions that are not addressed by the FAQ document or the CEPH website. Questions about ASPPH data can be directed to the  ASPPH Data Center.

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