Standard 7: Matching Communications with Mission
Standard 7.1 Communications
The program will provide appropriate and current information about its mission, policies, practices, and accomplishments—including student learning outcomes--sufficient to inform decisions by its stakeholders such as prospective and current students; faculty; employers of current students and graduates; university administrators; alumni; and accrediting agencies.
At the heart of NASPAA accreditation are public service values, including transparency and accountability. Just as programs expect of their graduates, transparency and accountability should be exemplified by programs meeting the standards in public service education. In implementing Standard 7, programs are expected to not only provide program details (mission, tuition, degree requirements, etc.) but also to make student achievement and outcomes data publicly available to their stakeholders, to inform decision-making processes.