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The Commission on the Accreditation of
Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology


Please be sure to attend a CAPACS Training Workshop and/or Informational Session.

Please return to the CAPACS website soon and/or bookmark this CAPACS web page.

The Commission on Accreditation of Programs in Applied and Clinical Sociology (CAPACS or the Commission) periodically conducts pre-conference "Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) and Site Visit Team (SVT) Training Workshops." The workshop is intended for (1) new Commissioners who will be joining the CAPACS Board of Directors, (2) current Commissioners as a "refresher" course, and (3) members of AACS, and other professional sociologists, who are interested in participating on a CAPACS Accreditation Review Committee or Site Visit Team for reviewing higher education programs in applied, clinical, or engaged public sociology, and sociological practice. The workshops cover the CAPACS Accreditation Policies and Procedures, and the CAPACS Accreditation Review Process Guidelines.

Those who complete the Commission's training workshop may be eligible to join the CAPACS Board of Directors at a future date. Activities included in CAPACS workshops include an interactive slideshow, large and small group discussion, and exercise. There is no fee for the workshops. Training materials are furnished on-site. Please be sure to bookmark the CAPACS website and/or visit this CAPACS web page soon for more information on upcoming CAPACS training workshops.

The Commission also hosts informational panels on "CAPACS Accreditation," which feature a brief history and overview of CAPACS as an accreditor of applied, clinical, and engaged public sociology and sociological practice programs; and discussions on the increasing global demand to accredit disciplinary and professional programs in the social and behavioral sciences as a process of external quality review; the oversight of higher education accreditation commissions; CAPACS accreditation standards; and the benefits of CAPACS accreditation in the discipline of Sociology and the profession of sociological practice. Times, Dates, and Locations TBA. Please bookmark this web page, or return to the CAPACS website, soon, for details.