Self-Study Overview

The process of NEASC/CTCI Accreditation is multi-dimensional and continuous. 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.


Schools/centers with Visiting Teams scheduled in 2017 and after will utilize the 2015 Standards for Accreditation when completing their Self-Study report. 

If your school/center has a NEASC visit scheduled through the fall of 2016, please refer to the 2009 Standards for Accreditation. 


Workshops for participants from a school who will serve on their internal Self-Study committee are conducted by CTCI to assist school with organization and preparation. Announcements of such workshops are sent to schools scheduled for visitation within the upcoming 1-2 years.

>> Self-Study Report Table of Contents (doc)

>> Introduction to Sections Two and Five of the CTCI Self-Study Report

>> Sample School and Community Summary Report (doc)

>> Self-Study Narratives for Academic Departments and Support Programs (doc)

>> Self-Study Narratives for Technical Programs (doc)

>> Sample Self-Study Narrative for a Marine Tech Program (doc)