ERIC Number: ED414512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
DETC Evaluator Training Program: A Distance Education Course To Train Evaluators for DETC Accreditation Visits.
Rokicki, Phillip S.; Donley, Nancy S.
This document contains the distance learning evaluator training program of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is intended for the following audiences: institutions considering or actually undergoing reaccreditation; new accrediting commission evaluators; and trained evaluators. The following are among the topics covered in the course's eight sessions: DETC Accrediting Commission (history, founding principles, philosophy, functions, handbook, selection of members); accreditation process (standards, steps, flowchart); service as an accrediting commission evaluator (qualities, benefits, prerequisites, duties, ethics, conflicts of interest); self-evaluation report (purposes, development, tips for use, contents); educational standards evaluator (tasks, role, questions, tips); business standards evaluator (tasks, key focus points); committee chair (responsibilities, duties of the chair before the site visit, orientation executive breakfast meeting, orientation to the school, working luncheon meeting, conclusion of the site visit, purpose and contents of the chair's report, school's response to the chair's report) and report writing (structure of the examiner's rating form, importance of documenting all "no" answers, tips on writing to the report's audiences, guidelines for additional comments, compilation, other commission forms). Concluding the document is a section containing information about the final examination, the actual final examination, and an answer sheet. (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Adult Education, Distance Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Technical Writing
Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2529; fax: 202/332-1386; e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.detc.org ($195 members, $295 nonmembers, including DETC Accreditation Handbook).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, DC.