In October 2012, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors accredited the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University for a seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2019. RSPH is currently involved in a self-study process that began in Spring 2017 to prepare for the next CEPH re-accreditation site visit scheduled for October 28-30, 2019.
The self-study process reflects a systematic and rigorous evaluation of the quality and content of our instruction, research and service programs involving multiple stakeholders guided by eight distinct CEPH criteria. A self-study committee comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners was formed to ensure broad representation in the self-assessment process. Supporting this committee is a seven-member steering committee and a four-member executive committee that is responsible for synthesizing feedback into one final self-study report that will be submitted to CEPH in September 2019.
A month later, a team of CEPH reviewers will conduct an on-site visit at RSPH to validate the self-study findings. They will interview a host of individuals both inside and outside of the Rollins community, inspect school facilities, examine documentation supporting the self-study, and prepare a report of their findings.
Why is CEPH Accreditation Important to Us?
CEPH accreditation sets a standard by which all accredited schools and programs of public health work to enhance health in human populations, through organized community effort. Accreditation by CEPH means that we have rigorously evaluated the quality and content of our instruction, research, and services programs and have successfully met CEPH’s published criteria—and that’s important to us.