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The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits schools of public health, and accreditation is a process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize quality in schools and programs of public health. A preliminary self-study has been sent to CEPH in December 2020, and we are now preparing for the remote site visit scheduled for May 17-19.
We invite faculty, staff, students, alumni, the practice community, and other interested parties to provide written feedback to the CEPH site visit team. If interested, CEPH will accept third-party comments about the school’s program, practices, and procedures from stakeholders until April 17, 2021. Comments will remain confidential and will only be viewed by CEPH personnel. To share your comments, please contact Alisha O’Connell, MPH, Senior Accreditation Specialist: email@example.com.
Contributing allows you to reflect on FSPH’s work and make sure we’re holding ourselves to the highest standards. The school is committed to supporting our community and responding to growing needs for public health. With your feedback, we’ll ensure our programming and curriculum prepares students for a fulfilling career.
The report consists of 11 sections, all touching on different aspects of the school’s program. It allows the school and CEPH to systematically evaluate the current curricula, operations, resources, etc., against the expectations defined by CEPH criteria. The report will help us develop solutions or modifications to programming.
|A||Organizational and Administrative Processes||FSPH governance structures, administrative processes, faculty and student involvement in decision making; instructional program; research and service; policy making|
|B||Curriculum Effectiveness||Student outcomes and other indicators that FSPH has gathered are used to evaluate effectiveness of our instructional goals. This high-stakes section includes our guiding statements and needs to show how evaluations are used to make school-wide improvements|
|C||Resources: Fiscal, Faculty, Staff, Physical, IT||Faculty resources to support students learning and career planning; school’s budget processes and funding sources; assessment of physical space and IT resources|
|D-a||MPH Degrees||How the foundational public health knowledge and foundational competency learning objectives and learning experiences are met throughout the curriculum. How concentration competencies are met throughout the curriculum and specific courses|
|D-b||Academic Public Health and All Other Degrees||How the foundational public health knowledge learning objectives are met throughout the curriculum. Concentration competencies: demonstrated uniqueness and robust assessment methodology, including project or discovery-based papers (for MS and PhD degrees)|
|E||Faculty Scholarship and Instructional Support||Faculty alignment with teaching; faculty and public health practice; faculty service|
|F||Community Involvement||Student involvement in community and professional service; community professional development needs and opportunities|
|G||Diversity and Cultural Competence||Learning environment; recruitment, retention of diverse faculty, students and staff; regular review to adjust strategies|
|H||Student Services||Advising; careers; complaint procedures; recruitment|
Volunteers review self-study draft and provide feedback and comments
FSPH submits the first draft of the self-study report
CEPH returns comments from preliminary review
FSPH submits final self-study document
CEPH conducts three-day site visit
CEPH sends site visit report
CEPH makes accreditation decision
If you have any questions, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.