The Committee on Technical and Career Institutions mandates as a matter of policy that all of its accredited institutions must undergo a focused visit no later than five years following a decennial or initial accreditation visit. If deemed necessary, the Committee may also request a focused visit at a time other than the five-year point. The process includes two major components: (1) a report prepared by the staff of the institution scheduled for a focused visit, and (2) a site visit conducted by a visiting team assigned by the Committee office.
The purpose of the Focused Visit Report and the ensuing site visit is to inform the Committee on Technical and Career Institutions of significant developments and progress made by the institution since its most recent decennial on-site visit to include any progress reports or other actions required of the institution by Committee policy or specific action.
A Focused Visit Report requires preparation at least six months prior to the visit.
Annual half-day focused visit workshops for those responsible for preparing the school’s Focused Visit Report are conducted by the Committee to assist schools. Announcements of such workshops are made to those schools scheduled for visitation in six months to one year.
The following information is presented to assist school administrators and staff members in planning for a focused visiting team representing the Committee on Technical and Career Institutions of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
The basic materials for a focused visit are as follows.
- Focused Visit Guide
- Focused Visit Template
- Committee’s Policies and Procedures
- Standards for Accreditation - 2009
- Most recent decennial evaluation report
- Reports and letters of notification since the most recent decennial evaluation
The Focused Visit Guide, along with your previous notification letters, will be provided at the annual half-day focused visit workshop. Announcements of such workshops are made to those schools scheduled for visitation in six months to one year. The most recent decennial evaluation report, as well as other reports since the last decennial, should be on file at your school.
Please be sure to complete all four (4) parts of the focused visit report.
Email the CTCI office or phone 781-425-7743 with any questions, or if you have difficulty accessing the files on this page.
If you need further assistance with preparing the Focused Visit Report, please feel free to contact Bruce Sievers, Associate Director