The Council on Education for Public Health extends accreditation
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors has voted to extend accreditation to the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington for a seven-year term. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs in public health.
"This was the quintessential team effort," said School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison. "We achieved the remarkable feat of being found compliant in 100 percent of the competencies against which we were measured. Every team has leaders, and this team was led by Executive Associate Dean Carrie Docherty and Director of Public Health Practice Alex Purcell. As we congratulate ourselves, we salute them."
While the accreditation site visit was initially scheduled for April, the visit was rescheduled as a virtual site visit August 10–12, 2020, due to COVID-19.
"This was an extraordinary, collaborative effort during a challenging time," said Executive Associate Dean Carrie Docherty. "Faculty, staff, students, and community partners all came together to represent the great work that is occurring in the School of Public Health-Bloomington."
The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington conducted a thorough self-study that examined its administrative processes and policies, effectiveness at student engagement, degree offerings, graduation rates, and other rigorous criteria set forth by CEPH. After the internal report was completed and submitted, peer reviewers from the field of public health education held a virtual visit to validate its findings.