This course is meant for accreditation agencies that plan to undergo an external review leading to ICETE Recognition. The course introduces the ICETE Recognition process and the ICETE Recognition Standards and Guidelines, and offers a practical self-evaluation tool for agencies preparing a written self-evaluation report. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires acquisition activities, completion of a self-assessment questionnaire, submitting a first draft of a self-evaluation report and passing a final quiz.
(available June 2023)
This is course introduces issues, processes and standards relative to the accreditation of theological education. The course is particularly suitable for schools that are considering gaining accreditation, but it is also a useful introduction for junior visitation evaluation teams or anyone who is new to accreditation. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz.
Course Enrolment key: ECTE002
Excellence in Theological Education
Course Enrolment key: IPAL002
Online Site Visits
This course trains visitation evaluation teams (VETs) to perform online 'site' visits. The course is specifically relevant to accreditation agencies and peer evaluators but it can also be useful for institutions preparing for an online visitation. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires engaging with a set of videos and documents, producing an online visitation plan and rating elements of good practice.
Course Enrolment key: ECTE008
Introducing the SG-GETE
This course introduces the Standards and Guidelines for Global Evangelical Theological Education (SG-GETE). The course will be of particular interest to those working for accreditation agencies and for schools looking to be accredited. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a critical comparison paper and a self-grading quiz.
Course Enrolment key: ICETE003
Visitation Evaluation Team Training
This is a course is co-designed by several ICETE QA agencies as a tool to train Visitation Evaluation Team members. This course is suited for those involved in accreditation visits of theological schools. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a position paper and a self-grading quiz.
Course Enrolment Key: ICETE003
ECTE VET Training
This online course aims at training VET members of the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) to perform accreditation reviews, site visits and produce review reports. The course has been updated to reflect the most recent 2022 developments. The course will be assessed through ongoing participation in discussion forums and a range of quizzes.
This course is restricted to ECTE VET panel members. To enrol, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasional Student VETs
This course trains ECTE Occasional Student VET panel members for site visitations, covering the basic nature, purpose and procedures of an ECTE site visit and introducing the Standards and Guidelines for ECTE accreditation. This is a 2 hour, self-paced online nanocourse that requires watching a video, engaging with key policy documents and forms and completing a self-grading quiz.
Course Enrolment Key: ECTE005
Internal Quality Assurance in Europe
This course introduces Part 1 of the European Standards and Guidelines that deals with the standards for internal quality assurance of higher education institutes (HEIs) in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This course is particularly suited for schools that are seeking accreditation or review through the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE) and wish to fully understand European quality assurance standards. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz.
Enrolment Key ECTE009