Wald Elected to NACEP Commission

Wald.JPGCentral Methodist University assistant dean of assessment Sandra Wald was recently elected to the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) as a Private Institution Representative. She will serve a two-year term representing CMU with the accrediting body for dual credit programs.

The Accreditation Commission members are responsible for looking at reports from peer review teams to make decisions about accreditation for dual credit programs, or concurrent enrollment, as it is known in other parts of the country. Dual credit programs, such as Central’s First Class program, allow qualified high school students to enroll in approved classes and receive both high school and college credit.

The commission includes representatives of different types of institutions, including four-year public and private colleges and two-year schools, to give representation and support to all the member institutions within the NACEP.

“CMU has been a member of NACEP for many years, and our program has benefitted from the support and knowledge we’ve gleaned from conferences and webinars,” said Wald, “but the biggest benefit has come in the opportunity to learn from others in the field, to share what we do, and to seek ways to adapt to changes in education and offer the best dual credit programs we can.”

Wald, who lives in Mendon, Mo., has been a member of the CMU staff since 2008 and has been involved with First Class since 2012.

“I look forward to the unique opportunities that serving on the Commission will afford me, to continue those kinds of conversations and especially to represent private institutions in those discussions,” she said.

More information on First Class can be found here.

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