The Accreditation of International Programs By Capacs: Important Considerations

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 11:00
Oral Presentation
Tina UYS, Sociology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA
Dr. Tina Uys, and Dr. Jan Fritz, CAPACS Board members, and ISA Officers (RC 46), will discuss the accreditation of non-US programs in applied, clinical, and engaged public sociology and sociological practice in higher education by CAPACS. Particular attention will focus on variations in academic cycles and calendar years, the structure of higher education degree and certificate programs in non-U.S. institutions, and working with the Commission in aligning government mandated course and program outcomes with CAPACS Standards. Additional discussion will address the Commission’s commitment to adjust the costs of international program accreditations consistent with the World Bank’s Classification of Economies (COE) and International Sociological Association tiered pricing schedules.