FAQs: 2016 Criteria - All Remaining Degrees

  1. How do I document a non-public-health degree housed in my school of public health?
  2. The 2011 criteria for schools of public health had a standard called “Other Bachelor’s Degrees.” I can’t find the parallel in the 2016 criteria.
  3. How do I document primary instructional faculty for the non-public-health degrees housed in my school of public health?
  4. Our school of public health offers an MHA degree that is CAHME accredited. Do we still need to respond to Criterion D19?

1. How do I document a non-public-health degree housed in my school of public health?

Non-public-health degrees (also called “all remaining degrees”) are housed in some schools of public health. If this is true in your school, these degrees will be addressed in two places in your self-study: the introduction and Criterion D19. You must include all degrees and concentrations housed in your school of public health in Template Intro-1 (the instructional matrix). Degrees and concentrations that are not considered public health degrees will NOT include an X in the “categorized as public health” column of Template Intro-1.

The school’s offerings that are NOT categorized as public health in Template Intro-1 (at the bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctoral levels) must be included in Criterion D19 and in Template D19-1. These students must complete coursework that addresses the 12 learning objectives listed in Criterion D19. The instruction and assessment of students’ broad introduction to public health are equivalent in depth to what would typically be associated with a three-semester-credit class.

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2. The 2011 criteria for schools of public health had a standard called “Other Bachelor’s Degrees.” I can’t find the parallel in the 2016 criteria.

The 2016 criteria document groups all non-public-health degrees as “All Remaining Degrees” in Criterion D19. The expectation is the same (ie, that students complete coursework that provides a broad introduction to public health). This introduction to public health should address the 12 learning objectives listed in Criterion D19 at a level of complexity that is appropriate to the level of the student’s degree program. For example, it may be appropriate to offer different courses for bachelor’s and graduate students.

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3. How do I document primary instructional faculty for the non-public-health degrees housed in my school of public health?

By definition, faculty only associated with non-public-health degrees do not meet the definition of a primary instructional faculty member (even if they have a 1.0 FTE appointment in your school of public health). Template C2-1 should only include the school’s public health degrees and concentrations.

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4. Our school of public health offers an MHA degree that is CAHME accredited. Do we still need to respond to Criterion D19?

Yes. By definition, CEPH accredits every degree offered in a school of public health and must validate that the public health elements required of all degrees are met.

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