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Self-Study Overview

Public Technical and Career Schools/Centers

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.

NOTE: Beginning in Spring 2017 and beyond, CTCI schools/centers will utilize NEASC's online accreditation portal to input the self-study report.
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Workshops for participants from a school/center who will serve on their internal Self-Study committee are conducted by CTCI to assist schools/centers with organization and preparation. Announcements of such workshops are sent to schools/centers scheduled for visitation within the 1-2 years before the visit season.