NCATE Call for Comments
Longwood University is soliciting third-party comment on the quality of their programs as part of the National Council for Accreditation (NCATE) accreditation review process. Such comments must be within the specified period and based on the core tenets of NCATE accreditation standards of excellence, which recognize that:
- In NCATE's performance-based system, accreditation is based on evidence that demonstrates that teacher candidates know the subject matter and can teach it effectively so that students learn. In the NCATE system, units must prove that candidates can connect theory to practice and be effective in an actual P-12 classroom.
- A professional education unit that is accredited by NCATE is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure that faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.
We invite interested parties to submit written testimony on the College of Education and Human Services and the teacher preparation unit at Longwood University to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.
Letters of comment should be received no later than September 1, 2011.
Longwood Center for Visual Arts Earns National Accreditation from American Association of Museums
Joining the ranks of universities like Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Duke, the University of Michigan, and Yale, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) was fully accredited by the American Association of Museums on November 30, 2010. Across the country, only 54 university or college art museums are accredited. Within Virginia, Longwood joins the company of the University of Virginia and the College of William & Mary. Accreditation from the AAM is a seal of approval for the LCVA's high professional standards and dedication to public service. Nationwide, only 4.5 percent of all museums are accredited.