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.
View portal instructions
- Suggested timeline for a successful decennial Self-Study and Visit
- 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)
- Continuum of Terms for Writing Conclusions (pdf)
- FAI Report Template (pdf) - Template for recording Focus Areas of Improvement within self-study conclusion
- FAI Report Sample (pdf) - Sample FAI Report for use within school self-study report conclusion