CAPACS Sessions at the 2018 AACS Annual Meeting in Norfolk, VA, October 11-13, 2018
Please join CAPACS for the following sessions at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) in Norfolk, VA, October 11-13, 2018, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main (100 East Main Street; Norfolk, VA 23510; USA Tel: +1.757.763.6200; FAX: +1.757.763.6299; Please use the Hilton Corporate "Contact Us" webpage for your inquiries and special requests).
The Commission on Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS or the Commission) will conduct a pre-conference "Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) and Site Visit Team (SVT) Training Workshop" at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) in Norfolk, VA. The workshop is intended for (1) new Commissioners who will be joining the CAPACS Board of Directors, (2) current Commissioners as a "refresher" course, and (3) members of AACS, and other professional sociologists, who are interested in participating on a CAPACS Accreditation Review Committee or Site Visit Team for reviewing higher education programs in applied, clinical, or engaged public sociology, and sociological practice. The workshop will cover the CAPACS Accreditation Policies and Procedures, and the CAPACS Accreditation Review Process Guidelines. Those who complete the Commission's workshop may be eligible to join the CAPACS Board of Directors at a future date. Activities planned for the workshop include an interactive slideshow, large and small group discussion, and exercise. There is no fee for the workshop. Training materials will be furnished on-site. The pre-conference training workshop at the 2018 AACS Annual Meeting will be presented in two sessions: 1:00 - 2:50 pm (part 1), and 3:00 - 5:00 pm (part 2) on Thursday, October 11, 2018. A reception follows the workshop.
The Commission will host an Informational panel on "CAPACS Accreditation," which will feature a brief history and overview of CAPACS as an accreditor of applied, clinical, and engaged public sociology and sociological practice programs; and discussions on the increasing global demand to accredit disciplinary and professional programs in the social and behavioral sciences as a process of external quality review, the oversight of higher education accreditation commissions, CAPACS accreditation standards, and the benefits of CAPACS accreditation in the discipline of Sociology and the profession of sociological practice. Time, Date, and Location TBA. Please bookmark this web page, or return to the CAPACS website, soon, for details.