Occasional Student VETs

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    Good practice in quality assurance requires the presence of students on peer review panels during accreditation visits.  But how can we employ students in this important task without providing adequate training?

    This nanocourse provides a basic overview and training for occasional student VETs (visitation evaluation teams), who may only be involved in one site visit. Although the course is particularly tailored for the European context and for accreditation activities carried out with the European Council for Theological Education,  much can easily be transferred to other contexts as well. 

    Course Outcomes

    This course covers the basic nature, purpose and procedures of an ECTE site visit and introduces the Standards and Guidelines for ECTE accreditation. It is particularly suited for students who have been invited to join an ECTE VET panel for a site visit.

    Course content
    • Occasional Student VETs
    • Criteria and procedures for accreditation
    • Standards and guidelines for accreditation
    • Guidelines for site visits
    • Familiarising with forms


    This course is authored by Dr Marvin Oxenham for the European Council for Theological Education. Marvin is the General Secretary of the ECTE, He lives in Rome, Italy and his fields of expertise are in educational philosophy, character education, accreditation and online education. 

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    2 hours of learning

    ICETE Academy points

    2 points

    Completion requirements

    You will need to complete watch a video, engage with a set of documents, fill out some forms and pass a self-grading quiz.

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