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Posted 02/22/2018

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for achieving test center certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing. 

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Indiana University-Purdue University is a public research university founded in 1969 with the merger of the Purdue University Extension Center and Indiana University Indianapolis.  The school offers more than 200 degree programs including the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana School of Dentistry, the only dental school in the state.  The school enrolls over 30,000 students, making it the third largest university in the state.

 

Posted 02/20/2018

Central Ohio Technical College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Central Ohio Technical College for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Newark, Ohio, Central Ohio Technical College is a public two-year technical college with three extended campuses.  Founded in 1971, Central Ohio Technical College is located on a shared campus with Ohio State University at Newark and currently offers 31 associate degree programs and 12 certificate programs.

 

Posted 02/20/2018

The Ohio State University at Newark Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to The Ohio State University at Newark for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Newark, Ohio, The Ohio State University at Newark is a regional satellite campus of the Ohio State University.  During the early years, classes were held in the old Newark High School.  Its first building opened in 1968.  In 1971, the Ohio State University Newark campus partnered with Central Ohio Technical College to share higher education complex and to help meet the state's growing need for skilled technicians.  As part of the Ohio State University system, the library provides access to over nine million unique items.

 

Posted 02/16/2018

Second Temple University Site Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Temple University's Ambler Campus Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA) Exam Services for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  This is the second Temple site to achieve certification.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Temple University, located in Philadelphia, PA, is a public research university that was founded in 1884 and today it has over 39,000 students in over 400 degree programs offered at seven campuses and sites in Pennsylvania and four international locations.  Temple is among the world's largest providers of professional education (law, medicine, podiatry, pharmacy, dentistry, and architecture).

 

Posted 02/16/2018

North Carolina Central University Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to North Carolina Central University for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association.  Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Durham, North Carolina, North Carolina Central University was established in 1909 and opened on July 5, 2010.  President Woodrow Wilson contributed support for the school's founding.  The school has over 9,000 students and offers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctorate level.  Like many schools, it has gone thru a number of name changes over the years until 1969 when it was named North Carolina Central University.

 

Posted 02/02/2018

Portland State University Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to Portland State University for achieving Test Center Re-certification.  Portland State first achieved certification back in 2012 and was the 12th institution to be awarded such certification.  Today, they became re-certified for another five years. 

Congratulations to Heather Goah and the entire staff of the Portland State University Center for Student Health and Counseling-Testing Services for continuing to provide excellent test administration.  NCTA salutes you for continuing to follow our standards and guidelines at the highest levels.  Stand up and take a bow, you have earned and deserve it.

 

Posted 02/02/2018

Nominating Committee Accepting Nominations for 2018 Board Elections

The NCTA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the 2018 election of board positions.  In accordance with the bylaws, the Nominating Committee collects and reviews nominations and compiles the final ballot. Voting will take place in April.

This year, there are three seats to be filled; each seat represents a three year term on the Governing Council beginning with the September 2018 conference and ending with the 2021 conference.

Interested candidates must be collegiate members in good standing and if elected are expected to attend three GC meetings per year (one at the conclusion of the annual conference, one in late fall, and one in the spring); travel expenses and a per diem are covered by NCTA for the fall and spring meetings.  They are also expected to participate actively on the GC and serve on one of the six divisions.

The nominations period opens today, Thursday, February 1, and will close Wednesday, February 28, 2018. In making a nomination, whether nominating a colleague or self-nominating, the nomination must include the following:

  • A cover letter describing why the nominee should be considered for service on the Board; this letter should specifically address service to NCTA (committees, conference support and organizing committees, conference presenter, conference moderator, etc.) as well as relevant personal qualities. Leadership experience is a plus.
  • A current vitae or resume if self-nominated or a description of leadership experience if other nominated (current vitae/resume will be requested of the nominee before decisions about the final ballot are made).
  • The names of 2 NCTA colleagues who can address the nominee's relevant experience and qualifications to run for the Board.

Nomination materials including the names of two NCTA references should be sent to [email protected] no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

 

Posted 01/30/2018

NCTA Governing Council Election Cycle Opens February 1

The annual NCTA Governing Council election cycle will open on Thursday February 1.  There will be three positions open for the Governing Council for three year terms. The specifics of the nomination process will be given on Thursday.  The deadline for submitting nomination materials will be Wednesday February 28.  Voting will be conducted April 1 - April 21. Watch for the announcement on Thursday, February 1.

 

Posted 01/23/2018

Marian University Achieves Test Center Re-certification

Congratulations to Marian University for achieving Test Center Re-certification.  Marian first achieved certification back in July 2012, being the 15th test center to receive NCTA Test Center Certification.  Today, they became re-certified for another five years.  

Congratulations to Joyce Smith and the entire staff at the Marian University, Center for Academic Support and Excellence-Case Office for maintaining excellence in test administration.  NCTA salutes you for a job well done in following our principles and guidelines.  Stand up and take a bow, you have earned it.

 

Posted 01/22/2018

Howard Community College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Howard Community College for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Columbia, Maryland, Howard Community College was founded in 1966 by the Howard County Board of Education.  Construction for the school began in June 1969 and the first classes took place in October 1970.  That first class had 600 students, today Howard Community College serves about 29,000 students in more than 100 programs.

 

 

posted 01/18/2018

Laramie County Community College Achieves Test Center Certification

Congratulations to Laramie County Community College for achieving Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association. Test Center Certification indicates that a test center operates under the highest accepted standards and procedures for all types of testing.

Located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Laramie County Community College is a full service community college established in 1968.  The school offers nearly 800 associate degrees and almost 30 certificates of completion.  The school serves over 6,000 students annually and has articulation agreements with about 20 universities to make sure that most class credits will transfer.

 
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