Thursday, November 7, 2013

AICER Symposium -College Accreditation

Andrews International Center for Educational Research ( AICER) invites students and faculty to attend a   symposium on college accreditation on Thursday November 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Title: What Accreditation Means and What Accreditors Are Looking for

 Presenter:  Dr. James Jeffrey,  Dean of the School of Education, Andrews University

The School of Education (SED) offers the most accredited programs of any school or college at Andrews University.  Why does the SED hold so many accreditations?  Because earning a degree is a significant achievement and an important investment for our students and their futures. Since so much of their future success depends on their educational foundation, the quality of the education a student receives, makes a huge difference.

Earning a degree from a highly accredited program, verifies that the quality of the educational experience students have received meets the standards of the profession.  It also increases and enhances employment opportunities and permits entry to a  profession through licensure, registration, and certification.

The SED holds accreditation from NCATE, NASP, CACREP, the State of Michigan, and the NAD Office of Education. We are currently pursuing APA (American Psychological Association) accreditation for our PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Accreditation informs the public that the SED operates at the highest levels of educational quality and integrity.

Dr. Jim Jeffery, Dean, has led the SED through three highly successful NCATE accreditation visits.  As well, he  is only one of very few Adventist educators who are NCATE Board of Examiner members.  In this capacity, he has been a member of visiting teams for the past 5 year and has visited 3 Catholic universities, an historically black Baptist college, the Teacher's College at Columbia University and several other private denominational colleges across the US.

Because of his experiences, Dr. Jeffrey is in a unique position to explain why accreditation is so important - and what accreditors look for when they arrive on a campus.

 Face-to-face participants meet in Bell Hall 013.

Online participants to login as "Guest" at   https://andrews.adobeconnect.com/_a877709416/research/    or http://www.andrews.edu/sed/aicer/researchwebinars/  whether or not they are registered Andrews 
 



 

Contact Josephine Katenga for more information at katenga@andrews.edu or by calling 269 471 6248.

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