By Christine DeGregory - AAQEP wants you! Our quality assurance review process is dependent upon the expertise and generosity of volunteers from the field. As AAQEP’s membership has grown to over 100 providers, we now have more opportunities for volunteers to engage as peer reviewers.
Many AAQEP members are taking advantage of the option to submit a proposal for formative review ahead of their site visit. With the volume of proposal submissions growing steadily, we will be streamlining how we process them to ensure they receive timely attention from well-matched, fully trained peer reviewers. Our new process will match proposals with reviewers on November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1.
A recent survey of AAQEP members sheds light on cohorts, a popular innovation in the accreditation process of our 2-year-old organization, and offers guidance to staff in reconfiguring cohorts for the coming academic year.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AAQEP has awarded full 7-year accreditation to educator preparation programs in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Texas, and Utah. The decisions coincide with the 2-year anniversary of the organization’s founding, in July 2017. The latest accredited providers are Abilene Christian University, College of St. Scholastica, Plymouth State University, and Western Governors University.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AAQEP has completed its first-ever quality assurance reviews, awarding full 7-year accreditation to university-based programs in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and Utah. After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission decided in May to accredit programs at American InterContinental University (IL), Bemidji State University (MN), Clarkson University (NY), Grand Canyon University (AZ), and Utah State University.
By Christine DeGregory - AAQEP is committed to providing professional learning experiences for all of its volunteers. Currently, AAQEP’s training consists of a series of four online modules designed to guide volunteers in understanding the system and in performing their specific role.