From June 9 to 12, 2015, ICAPA members
visited the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers
University-Newark Campus in New Jersey, USA for a site visit. ICAPA site visit
team members were the following persons: Professor Allan Rosenbaum, Florida
International University, USA, ICAPA Chair; Professor Pan Suk Kim, Yonsei
University, Wonju Campus, South Korea, ICAPA member; Professor Jerry Kuye, University of
Pretoria, South Africa, ICAPA member; Professor. Polya Katsamunska, University of National
and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, ICAPA member; and Ms. Rachel Emas, Florida International University, USA, Executive Director of ICAPA.
The School of Public Affairs and
Administration (SPAA; Dean Marc Holzer) at Rutgers University has developed the Public
Administration Gateway. The Public Administration Gateway is now available
online. A free, comprehensive resource portal for public administration, public
policy and public affairs. The datasets
of the Public Administration Gateway are accessible at the site, https://pagateway.newark.rutgers.edu/.
PA Gateway provides links to extensive collections of library resources,
research portals, archives, historical documents, journals, books and more.
In September of 2014, ICAPA initiated the first
international accreditation for the graduate
programs of the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Fundação
Getulio Vargas (FGV: http://ebape.fgv.br/en) in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is a renowned
center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's socioeconomic development
and public administration.