What if my institution’s curricular review and approval process extends beyond when the compliance report is due?

CEPH believes strongly in using accreditation best practice, and best practice calls for us to ensure compliance with any changes to criteria within as short a period of time as possible. Although the USDE regulations give us some discretion in defining appropriate phase-in periods when we adopt new criteria, a two-year period aligns with the regulations on how long we are allowed to maintain accreditation of an institution that is out of compliance with one or more criteria. CEPH also tries to maintain fairness and consistency as key principles. Schools and programs with site visits in 2018 will begin using the new criteria, so it is important that other schools and programs demonstrate compliance to maintain fairness and consistency.

Will CEPH review a draft of my compliance report?

Yes! Learn more here.

How should we submit our compliance report? How should we name the syllabi and other documents submitted as supporting materials with the compliance report?
  • The required data templates in the compliance report MUST be submitted in a single Excel file with a sheet/tab for each table named appropriately. Word or PDF format will not be accepted.
  • Each syllabus should be a separate document. If PDF is used, the file MUST be searchable.
  • File names should align with references in the data templates. For example, if Template D2-2 lists “PUBH 711: Global Health Perspectives” in the second column and “Community needs assessment project” in the third column, the files should be named something like “PUBH 711 syllabus” and “PUBH 711 comm needs assessment.”
  • If file size is a concern for emailing, all files may be grouped in a .zip file.
  • Please email your complete compliance report to submissions@ceph.org.
I’m working on my program’s compliance report due in January 2019. Did CEPH learn anything from the first round of compliance reporting that would be helpful to me?

Yes! CEPH presented the webinar ‘Summary of compliance reporting – first round results and highlights of best practices’ in March 2018. You can review the presentation slides, associated handout, and watch a recording (provide name and email to access recording) of the webinar. For other webinars about the 2016 Criteria, click here.