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Reminder: Program reviewers needed for higher education program reviews in fall 2023

Program reviews help maintain strong educator preparation in Kansas and are a vital part of each college education unit’s accreditation process.  

Each educator preparation program in Kansas must be approved by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).   

Program reviewers review current programs and newly proposed programs for alignment to program standards. Preparation program standards are different from classroom standards.   

KSDE currently is seeking program reviewers for fall 2023. There will be training opportunities provided for those interested, with a chance to sign up before the fall 2023 program reviews take place.  

Reasons to become a program reviewer:  

  • Give back to the profession.  
  • Make sure standards are maintained in Kansas educator preparation programs.  
  • Build a network outside your district.  
  • Earn Professional Development points (confirm with your local PDC).  
  • Pick which programs you review based on your content area and schedule.  
  • The flexibility to travel to Topeka or conduct reviews via Zoom.  
  • KSDE pays your district for the substitute on the day of the program reviews.  


Fall 2023 program reviews are for:   

  • Bethel College  
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University  
  • Tabor College  
  • Washburn University  

Numerous programs need to be reviewed, so please sign up for all programs you are qualified to review. Again, reviews will be held in person and via ZOOM.   

Reviews will take place in person at the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC), 500 S.W. Tuffy Kellogg Drive, in Topeka.  

Program reviews start at 10 a.m. and are scheduled to end at 3 p.m. However, reviews may conclude earlier if the review(s) are completed.   

Please click on the link below to complete the fall 2023 program review sign-up:  https://ksde.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3WyJ0fx5n5ClXsG

For more information or questions, email HEAccreditation@ksde.org. 

Posted: Apr 13, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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