Broady1GEORGETOWN, KY – Christel Broady, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, has been appointed to the Nominating Committee of CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

CAEP advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

In a letter announcing Dr. Broady’s appointment, James G. Cibulka, President of CAEP, and Mary Brabeck, Board Chair, stated that there was a high level of interest in CAEP service, with more than 600 applicants with broad representation applying for 78 vacancies.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity to truly shape CAEP as the new accrediting body for educator preparation through service within is first permanent governance structure,” they wrote.

An excited Dr. Broady, as a member of the first-ever CAEP body, commented, “This is super exciting since we will start something completely new. I will collaborate with others in the creation of the first slate of the CAEP body.”

In accordance with the CAEP Bylaws, the Nominating Committee will solicit recommendations from Members, screen and evaluate individuals and present to the Board a slate for the election or re-election of Directors, Officers of the Board, chairs and other members of the committees. The Nominating Committee is also charged with identifying characteristics and skill sets needed in the leadership of CAEP to accomplish its strategic plan.

CAEP was formed in July of this year with consolidation of NCATE (The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) and TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council).