LSOE Professor Appointed to CAEP Research Committee
Professor and Chair of the Education, Research, Measurement and Evaluation Department Larry Ludlow has been appointed to the Research Committee for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Ludlow’s three-year term begins in September 2013.
As a member of the Research Committee, Ludlow will assist with:
- Reviewing and promoting research on P-12 professional educator preparation and the effectiveness of CAEP in achieving its mission;
- Reviewing requests from outside researchers for access to CAEP's and Affiliates' information for their research; and
- Conducting the Board's review of pre-accreditation and accreditation activities and performance, including the Commissions' recommended findings of satisfaction of CAEP standards, to insure comparability of the options offered by them.
The committee is also charged with providing recommendations on CAEP’s research and development agenda as well as analyzing improvement initiatives and data systems to make sure CAEP operates as a learning organization and makes contributions to the field.
CAEP’s mission is to advance excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. More than 900 educator preparation providers will initially participate in the CAEP accreditation system, which serves all providers currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). Educator preparation providers include traditional institutions of higher education, as well as alternative pathways such as residency programs.
With this appointment, Ludlow will be helping to shape CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation through service within its first permanent governance structure.