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CACREP Announces Faculty RFP for Research on Current Issues

In recent years, CACREP has supported research that examines the various impacts of accreditation and related issues through initiating RFPs on current affairs within the counseling profession. CACREP believes empirical data is needed to support the belief that accreditation makes a significant difference in terms of quality and professional identity of counseling professionals, programs, and students. Furthermore, employers and policy makers interested in adopting education requirements related to CACREP-degrees, as well as counseling program faculty and administrators seeking financial support from their institutions to seek accreditation, often request such empirical data when developing a rationale.

CACREP is soliciting research proposals from counselor educators and researchers that examine the impact and/or utility of CACREP accreditation. Research proposals should be developed in alignment with the CACREP Research Agenda (dated 2018) and attempt to address research related to one or more areas of interest explicitly identified on the current agenda. Research proposals should employ empirically-based research methods for collecting and analyzing data from which conclusions and implications for practice can be made.

Applicant researchers can be funded up to $1,500. Full details on the faculty RFP can be found in the announcement. (Deadline to apply is June 4, 2018.)

Call for Nominations: Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy

Call for Nominations

The Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy is awarded on an annual basis. CACREP is calling for nominations of individuals to be considered for the 2018 award. Nominees may include but are not limited to counselor educators, students, practitioners, organization leaders, counseling licensure board members, state or federal government officials, and other relevant stakeholders that embody the spirit of the Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy.

To nominate someone for CACREP’s Martin Ritchie Award for Excellence in Advocacy, submit a completed nomination form along with all supporting materials to [email protected]. Nominations must be submitted no later than May 28, 2018. Only one nominee will be chosen to receive the 2018 award. The award decision will be made at the July CACREP Board Meeting and the recipient will be officially honored at an appropriate professional venue (e.g., Association for Counselor Education & Supervision national or regional conference).

ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

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Lachelle Metcalf
American School Counselor Association

ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

For immediate release – October 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, a collaborative group of national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals, is proud to welcome to its membership, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE.) Founded in 1926, ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce, and its broad membership of CTE professionals includes school counselors and guidance and career development professionals.

“Ensuring students are aware of and have access to a wide range of postsecondary options is imperative,” said ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt. “The council and its members are dedicated to helping every student obtain the information and resources necessary to fulfill his or her full potential, and ACTE is proud to join this dedicated group of organizations in achieving this mission.”

ACTE joins existing council members American Counseling Association (ACA); ACT; American School Counselor Association (ASCA); College Advising Corps (CAC); The College Board; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC); National College Access Network (NCAN); and The Southern Regional Education Board’s Go Alliance (SREB).

Together, the council’s member organizations represent almost 20 million professionals, students and families and believe in the right of every student to have access to counseling and advisement for postsecondary (career and college) preparation, access and success. The council provides a comprehensive multi-organizational, multi-institutional asset map of competencies, knowledge/skillset requirements and resources on its website, schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org. Additionally, the council identifies other concrete priorities including advocacy, research, and communication to policymakers and administrators on behalf of counseling and advising professionals.

About the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations:
Ten national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals comprise the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations. The goal of the Council is to support every student in the United States with college and career preparation, access and success. schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org