5 New Members Sought for CFLE Academic Program Review Committee 2024

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is seeking five new committee members for the CFLE Academic Program Review (APR) Committee for terms beginning in 2024.

Email your application by December 15, 2023. More details are below.

Position Description 

The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Academic Program Review Committee consists of approximately 10 appointed volunteer members who evaluate university and college applications for CFLE program approval and renewal. Each member serves a two-year term.  

The National Council on Family Relations receives approximately four to five first-time approval applications per year. The number of programs up for renewal in any given year can vary from 15 to 35. The Academic Program Liaison oversees the review of renewal applications and enlists the services of the review committee as needed. Each committee member can expect to review at least two first-time applications and assist in the review of some renewal applications each year. 

The review process involves evaluating applications for curricula in the 10 CFLE content areas and best practices in the teaching of Family Science. The review process is electronic and committee members will be supported in their work by NCFR staff including the APR liaison and the NCFR education manager.  


  • Current Certified Family Life Educator with full status 

  • Active NCFR member 

  • Current appointment in an accredited institution (e.g., SACS) 

  • Master’s degree required; Doctorate preferred 

  • Experience with course design and development a plus 

  • Experience serving as a member of a curriculum committee a plus 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Review academic program applications and renewals within 30 days of receipt.   

  • Work with the APR Liaison and NCFR education manager to establish APR policies and procedures.  

  • Attend the annual APR Committee meeting at the NCFR Annual Conference in November (required). Expenses are the responsibility of the APR Committee Member. 

  • Attend the APR Q & A and Networking session and CFLE Reception at NCFR Annual Conference (encouraged). 

  • The estimated time commitment is approximately 25 to 30 hours per year.  

Application Process 

Positions are appointed by the NCFR education manager and the APR liaison. If interested, please submit the following to Jessica Oswald at [email protected] by December 15, 2023

  1. Current vitae or resume 

  1. Cover letter with responses to the following questions: 

    • What has been your participation thus far with NCFR (e.g., length of membership, section and committee involvement, elected positions, number of NCFR conferences attended)?

    • What experience do you have with program or curricula review? 

    • Why do you want to serve on the CFLE Academic Program Review Committee? 

  2. Photo in JPEG or TIF format (at least 300 DPI) for use in promotion 


For more information contact Jessica Oswald at [email protected].