An institutional Self-Study in preparation for an on-site peer-reviewer team visit is the cornerstone of the accreditation process. At the beginning of the Accreditation cycle (based on a 10-year schedule), a school/center is encouraged to analyze and assess its own functions, its educational effectiveness, and its strengths and weaknesses through an in-depth Self-Study involving the entire school community. This reflective process helps a school plan and prioritize how it will maintain its strengths and correct its weaknesses, thus improving its level of educational quality and the effectiveness of teaching and learning. A Self-Study is normally prepared within the year prior to a school/center's scheduled CTCI Visiting Team evaluation, but some institutions may choose to take more time.
To assist a school/center in preparing for a Self-Study and an on-site evaluation by a CTCI Visiting Team, the following resources are available: