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Visiting Team Resources

Public technical/career schools and centers

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Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process which engages thousands of professional educators in school visits each year. The members of NEASC Accreditation Visiting Teams are trained to function as “critical friends” who provide commendations and recommendations to assist an institution’s growth and improvement process.

During the Accreditation Visit, a team of volunteer peer reviewers representing career and technical institutions from throughout New England visit a school or center for three and one-half days (Decennial Visit) or for two and one-half days (five year focus visit).  Visiting Teams conduct direct observation of a school's practices and interview key constituents (students, teachers, administrators, parents, community representatives, business partners) in order to validate the school/center's Self-Study. A Visiting Team Report is produced which includes detailed analysis of each academic and technical program, as well as an analysis of the school or center’s practices relative to the NEASC Standards. It is vitally important to note the formative nature of the team’s visit and report.

Not yet on a Visiting Team?

Get involved! If you have not yet volunteered but are interested in serving on an Accreditation Visiting Team, NEASC is notified of prospective volunteers for public school Visiting Teams via the Annual Information Report (AIR). If you would like to participate on a Visiting Team, make sure to let your school head know that you would like to be added to the Visiting Team Volunteer List on the AIR.

Required Qualifications
In order to serve as a NEASC Accreditation Visiting Team Member on a public school visit, teachers and administrators must:

  • hold current certification as a teacher or administrator in one of the six New England states
  • be currently employed as a teacher or administrator in a school accredited by NEASC
  • have at least two years experience
  • have some understanding of the Standards for Accreditation for public schools
  • understand that collaboration and writing are involved
  • have the recommendation and approval of the school head
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