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.