Standard by Standard Guidance

Together, the 7 NASPAA Standards form the quality benchmark used by graduate public service programs around the world.

The following pages are resources for programs writing their Self-Study Reports. They provide an overview of each of the Standards, and the associated COPRA policies, videos, peer examples, and additional guidance, as well as how to incorporate diversity and a climate of inclusiveness, throughout.

Standard 1: Managing the Program Strategically

Standard 2: Matching Governance with the Mission

Standard 3: Matching Operations with the Mission: Faculty Performance

Standard 4: Matching Operations with the Mission: Serving Students

Standard 5: Matching Operations with the Mission: Student Learning

Standard 6: Matching Resources with the Mission

Standard 7: Matching Communications with the Mission

Strategic Planning and Diversity