Assessment & Accreditation

What are students learning in the Panuska College of Professional Studies?



The University of Scranton is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606.

The most valuable information to determine the quality of education comes from outcomes assessment within our PCPS academic departments.  In the Panuska College of Professional Studies, six out of the seven departments in PCPS have programs with specialized accreditation. Each accrediting organization engages in external reviews or site visits every 5-10 years.  Many of our accrediting organizations have previously reviewed academic programs housed in PCPS.  A list of the past dates of visit and names of accrediting organizations was compiled and reads as follows:

  • The Department of Health Administration and Human Resources: (CAHME) Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, Accreditation through Spring 2020. (NAB) National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administration and accredited through March 2018.
  • The Department of Counseling and Human Services: (CACREP) Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Accreditation through October 31, 2022 and (CORE) Council on Rehabilitation Education, Accreditation Through September 2023. (CSHSE) Council for Standards in Human Service Education, Accreditation period Oct. 2016 - Oct. 2021.
  • The Department of Nursing: (CCNE) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 06-07,full accreditation has been awarded for a 10 year period, (10/2007) B.S. accreditation through 2022 and (CANAEP)Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA ) accredited through October 2022.
  • Department of Occupational Therapy: (ACOTE) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy, Accreditation through the 2023/2024 Academic Year.
  • Department of Physical Therapy: (CAPTE) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education,  Accreditation through December 31, 2018.
  • Department of Education: (TEAC) Teacher Education Accreditation Council, accredited through 2018. (PDE) Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Next visit scheduled for 2018.

National Accreditation Status
PCPS Programs

Accrediting Organization

Most Recent Accreditation

End of Accreditation Term

Comment

ACOTE

2013/2014 Academic Year

2023/2024 Academic Year

CAHME

November 2013

Spring 2020

 

CAPTE

October 28, 2009

December 31, 2018

 

CCNE

February 29, 2012

December 31, 2022

 

CACREP

July 2014

October 31, 2022

CSHSE

October 2016

October 2021

 

COA

October 2012

October 2022

 

CORE

July 2015

September 2023

NAB

June 8, 2012

June 8, 2017

 

TEAC

March 2013

March 2018

 

PCPS uses a variety of outcome measures and evaluation procedures to maintain and renew the quality of its curriculum and the overall organizational structure and activities of the college.

 

Accreditations of the Panuska College of Professional Studies

Education

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)

Counseling/Human Services

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Council for Standards in Human Service Education

Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Health Administration

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)

Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Occupational Therapy

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Physical Therapy 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)