Accreditation and QA

Explore the ICETE Academy courses that will help those doing accreditation and receiving accreditation services as the seek to improve the quality of theological education.

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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

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.  In particular, VETs will be trained in the post-2019 ECTE standards, guidelines and procedures.  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 office@ecte.eu 

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

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

Considering accreditation

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

This course examines the concept of excellence and how theological institutions can affirm their own excellence.  It is suitable for leaders who wish gain strategic insight into development objectives and also for accreditation situations that are looking to define and recognise for excellence in quality. This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through a project and a self-grading quiz. 

Course Enrolment key: IPAL002

Teacher: Steve Hardy

Introducing the SG-GETE

This course introduces the Standards and Guidelines for Global Evangelical Theological Education (SG-GETE) that began as process known as the Rome Roadmap.   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

Teacher: Paul Sanders

Writing a Self Evaluation Report

This is a portfolio based course that allows you to receive recognition for work that you have done in preparation for an accreditation visit.  This usually takes the form of a self-evaluation report. This course is suited for administrators or managers in theological education who have overseen an accreditation process.  This is a 10 hour, self-paced online course that will be assessed through document submission and a reflective essay.  

Available June 2020

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