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Association for Clinical Pastoral Education USDE Continued Recognition Report



U.S. Department of Education
Staff Report
to the
Senior Department Official
on
Recognition Compliance Issues


RECOMMENDATIONS

(The dates provided are the date of initial listing as a recognized agency and the date of the
agency’s last grant of recognition.)

Action Item: Petition for Continued Recognition

Current Scope of Recognition: The accreditation of both clinical
pastoral education (CPE) centers and Supervisory CPE programs
located within the United States and territories.

Requested Scope of Recognition: Same as above

Date of Advisory Committee Meeting: June, 2012

Staff Recommendation: Continue the agency’s current recognition
and require the agency to come into compliance within 12 months, and
submit a compliance report that demonstrates the agency’s compliance
with the issues identified below.

The agency must provide additional information and documentation
regarding its training of its Standards Committee and Board members on
its accreditation standards, policies and procedures as appropriate for
their roles.[§602.15(a)(2)]

The agency must provide adequate documentation that its policies
require its decision, policy, and evaluation bodies to include both
educators and practitioners. In addition, the agency must also
adequately demonstrate its decision, policy, and evaluation bodies do, in
fact, include both educators and practitioners. [§602.15(a)(4)]

The agency must provide evidence that it has revised its records
retention policy to include maintenance of substantive change decisions
and related correspondence. [§602.15(b)]

The agency must provide evidence documenting its effective review of
its accredited centers’ compliance with its student achievement
standard. [§602.16(a)(1)(i)]

The agency must provide evidence documenting its effective review of
its accredited centers’ compliance with its facilities standard.
[§602.16(a)(1)(iv)]

The agency must provide evidence documenting its effective review of
its accredited centers’ compliance with its student support services
standard. [§602.16(a)(1)(vi)]

The agency must provide additional information about its approval of
postponement requests, including how, in the interim, it ensures the
quality of education provided by a center that has been granted one or
more postponements. [§602.19(a)]

The agency needs to demonstrate that it collects and analyzes annual
headcount enrollment data from its accredited centers. [§602.19(c)]

The agency must provide a copy of its policy regarding the granting of
good cause extensions and documentation of its effective application of
that policy. [§602.20(b)]

The agency needs to provide documentation that it makes available to
the public the academic and professional qualifications and relevant
employment and organization affiliations of the members of its policy and
decision-making bodies and the agency's principal administrative staff.
[§602.23(a)]

The agency must amend it appeals policies in accordance with the
requirements of this criterion . The agency must also demonstrate the
application of its policy or indicate it has not had an opportunity to apply
it. [§602.25(f)]

The agency must provide documentation of its timely notification of
positive actions to the listed entities, as applicable. [§602.26(a)]

The agency must provide documentation of its timely notification of
negative actions to the listed entities, as applicable. [§602.26(b)]

The agency must provide documentation of its timely notification to the
public of negative actions. [§602.26(c)]

The agency must provide a copy of its approved policy regarding the
provision of official comments from an affected institution and
documentation demonstrating the application of its policy in accordance
with the requirements of this criterion. [§602.26(d)]

The agency must provide documentation of its notification to all the
entities listed in this criterion of a center's voluntary withdrawal from
candidacy or accredited member status within 30 days of receiving
notification from the center. [§602.26(e)]

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