NASPAA Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)

NASPAA MOUs

  • CAPPA Logo

    CAPPA MOU

    Signed October 2018

    This document outlines a cooperative agreement between the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA) and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). CAPPA, formerly the Committee of Schools in Public Administration, was launched in 1972, and has been accrediting Canadian programs in public administration since 2007. It has the mission of improving the quality of teaching and research in public administration. NASPAA, established in 1970, has been accrediting American programs in public policy and administration since 1980, and non-US programs since 2011. NASPAA’s mission is to promote excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service. The associations have a long history of informal exchange and cooperation, both at the association level, and at the level of individual schools and faculty. The purpose of this MoU is to put in place some formal cooperative structures that will strengthen and sustain the relationship between the two associations and make progress towards achieving some of our shared goals.

  • INPAE

    INPAE MOU

    Signed May 2018

    NASPAA has a longstanding relationship with INPAE; at least 10 schools are members of both. The agreement focuses on close cooperation and collaboration, as well as offering support to INPAE member school interested in pursuing NASPAA accreditationThe Inter-American Network of Public Administration Education (INPAE), created with the support of NASPAA, is an institution of higher education schools committed to developing public affairs' programs in South America. 

  • NISPAcee

    NISPAcee MOU

    NASPAA's Memorandum of Understanding with NISPAcee is an agreement to encourage greater levels of working together and communication regarding the promotion of quality public service education, such as by supporting international exchanges and conference attendance. The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) is a networking association created to spread knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of public affairs education.

  • EAPPA

    EAPPA MOU

    Signed in November 2011

    NASPAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Coordinated Accreditation with EAPAA. Programs interested in applying for both accreditations may now do so under a coordinated process, including a single site visit. The European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) is an accreditation and quality-assurance association that develops and maintains high-quality public affairs' programs in Europe.