Being true to its mission, the faculty and administration of the
College of Educational Studies
at Chapman University in June of 2013 re-affirmed its stance to decline participation in the national review of teacher preparation proposed by the
National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
. The CES believes there is no benefit from participating as it would only take valuable time, energy and resources from meeting our goal within the CES in developing the highest quality teaching professionals.
Dean Cardinal
has stated, “After careful collaboration with our faculty, staff and university leadership, and after a thorough review of the NCTQ report and confirming the methodological and factual errors in the original request by NCTQ as well with the June  NCTQ report, we reaffirm our stance not to participate. After all, 12 accreditations across 6 accrediting bodies, each sending teams of professionals to interview schools, our students and faculty and thoroughly review our records, in person, should be enough feedback for any program, wouldn’t you say?”