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CACREP Announces Faculty RFP for Research on Current Issues

09/07/2016

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 2015) 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 December 5, 2016.)