LIU Brooklyn's Dr. Barry S. Eckert, Dean of the School of Health Professions

LIU Brooklyn Dean of the School of Health Professions Barry S. Eckert continues to be recognized for his prowess in academic accreditation.

On Monday, April 16, Dr. Eckert was re-elected to another three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Last week Dr. Eckert was re-elected to another term on the Board of Directors of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).

“These are very important activities to me because I am able to participate in the process of accreditation of health professions programs, gaining higher levels of insight into accreditation and how decisions are made,” said Dr. Eckert. “In addition, these boards provide valuable information about future trends in accreditation as well as information about the U.S. Department of Education’s priorities. All of this is beneficial to LIU Health Professions programs and to my work as dean.”

The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors is an association of organizations that evaluate the quality of programs in higher education for more than 100 different professions and specialized disciplines—from nursing to architecture, and physical therapy to engineering. According to ASPA, accreditation is the public recognition awarded to academic programs that meet established educational standards. It ensures that teaching, student achievement, curricula, academic support and other criteria meet certain levels of excellence and quality.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is the largest programmatic accreditor of the health sciences professions. In collaboration with its 23 review Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits more than 2,100 individual education programs in 30 health science occupations.