Accreditation is a private, voluntary system of self-regulation that relies on peer evaluators. The Commission maintains a database of over 1,500 senior faculty members, deans, administrators, and institutional presidents who have been carefully selected to conduct campus visits. They evaluate institutions according to the Standards for Accreditation and are given in-depth training for this important task.
Peer evaluators are all volunteers. They are assigned to institutions comparable to their own and are responsible for excusing themselves from participating in any evaluation that may raise issues of conflict of interest for them. They work without compensation in service to the higher education community.
Resources for Team Members
Before and During the Visit
After the Visit
Expense Reimbursement Voucher 2023 (.xlsx) (for travel between January – December 2023)
Expense Reimbursement Voucher 2022 (.xlsx) (for travel between January – June 2022)
Expense Reimbursement Voucher (July – Dec. 2022) (.xlsx) (for travel between July – December 2022)
Other Relevant Resources
Guide for Currently Accredited Institutions
Guidelines for Visiting Institutions Abroad and Overseas Instructional Locations (150)
State Department of Higher Education Observers of Evaluation Teams (76a)