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Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Virtual 2020 CAE Designation Fast Track Workshop

Beginning fall 2020, all regionally accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate level institutions in the United State can apply for designation under the new CAE application process.

View the VideoThe Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) National Resource Center (CNRC) at Whatcom Community College has released a virtual Fast Track CAE Designation Workshop. This workshop is designed for all regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities interested in earning the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) designation. The fast track workshop covers the updated submission timeline and the new two-part application process and requirements in half the time of a regular workshop.

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The new CAE Workshop provides guidance to institutions on the two-part application process required for validating your selected program of study and earning the CAE designation.

Part 1: Program of Study (PoS) Validation

The first part of the training explains the validation process and reviews the required elements pertaining to the academic program of study. Required elements include: program-level learning outcomes, curriculum map, Knowledge Unit (KU) mapping process, and faculty profiles and qualifications.

Part 2: CAE Designation

Once one program of study has been validated, the institution may pursue the CAE designation. The second-part of the training discusses the updated application process and timeline as well as reviews the required criteria and the necessary resources, capacity, and processes needed to successfully earn the CAE designation.