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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V

Innovation.

Implementation of something new or different in the preparation of educators that leads to the improvement of teaching and support of student learning.

Inquiry Brief.

Inquiry Brief, the accreditation pathway undertaken by an educator preparation provider (EPP) to evaluate itself against the CAEP standards with a research monograph style self-study that focuses on broad-based faculty engagement in investigation of candidate performance with an emphasis on the quality of the evidence used to evaluate candidate performance and to improve program quality. Accreditation pathways will not be applicable after fall 2018 site visits.

Institutional Accreditation.

The summative evaluation of a college or university against the standards of an institutional or regional accreditor, such as the Higher Learning Commission.

Institutional Standards.

Standards set by an educator preparation provider (EPP) that reflect its mission and identify important expectations for educator candidate learning that may be unique to the EPP.

Internal Academic Audit.

Review processes used by an educator preparation provider (EPP) in the Inquiry Brief Pathway to ascertain the proper functioning of its Quality Assurance System (QAS). The focus, methods, and findings of the internal audit are presented in the Brief and the implications of the findings for continuous improvement of the QAS and program features are discussed.

International Accreditation.

Educator preparation providers (EPPs) incorporated in or primarily operating in countries outside of the United States may seek CAEP accreditation. International institutions must meet all of CAEP’s standards and policies; however, in some cases adaptation may be made to accommodate national or cultural differences while preserving the integrity of the CAEP process (adapted from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges glossary).

Internship.

Full-time or part-time supervised clinical practice experience in P-12 settings where candidates progressively develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions.