ACCREDITATION AND QA

Visitation Evaluation Team Training

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    Description

    One of the core components of accreditation is the site visit. And the key players in site visits are visitation evaluation teams (also known as VETs).

    VETs can be experts in education, theologians, stakeholders, or students. But, whatever their background, it is unlikely that they have been trained in the specific tasks and procedures that are required for the highly professional task of an accreditation visit.

    This course covers a number of key issues, both conceptual, personal, and practical, to equip both new and not-so-new VETs for their tasks. Watch videos from a selection of experienced VET members from around the world as they share their insights. Also, hear from accreditation agency officers as they explain to you how visits can be prepared, organised, and followed up on.

    This is a highly recommended resource for all accreditation agencies as they train their VETs.

    Course Outcomes

    This course is co-designed by several ICETE QA agencies as a tool to train visitation evaluation team members. It is suited to train those involved in accreditation visits of theological schools. 

    Course content
    • An overview of accreditation procedures
    • The purpose of accreditation visits
    • Preparing for a visit
    • Performing the visitation
    • Visitation follow up
    • Good practice tips
    • Mistakes and challenges
    • Regional guidelines

    Authorship

    This course is co-authored by the following ICETE agencies:  ABHE, ATA, ECTE and MENATE

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.

    Duration

    10 hours of learning

    ICETE Academy points

    10 points

    Completion requirements

    You will need to complete the learning sections, produce a position paper, and pass a quiz to test your basic knowledge and understanding of visitation evaluation procedures and criteria. 

    Course enrolment key

    ICETE003

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