ERIC Number: ED452770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Evaluation Teams. Sixth Edition.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.
This manual is designed to provide guidelines for evaluation teams conducting evaluation visits for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The evaluation visit is the peer review portion of the Middle States accreditation process, which consists of a self-study and a peer review. The manual clarifies how evaluators should prepare for and conduct the evaluation visit. It explains the context in which the evaluation occurs and indicates how team members are affected by the work of other participants in the process. Section 1, "Preparing for the Team Visit," focuses on evaluation team ethics, the team composition, and team preparation. Section 2, "The Team Visit," describes team meetings, campus interviews, expectations for discussions and evaluations, and discusses things to be avoided and the team visit schedule. Section 3, "The Team Report and Beyond," discusses writing the evaluation report. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-662-5606; Web site (PDF format): http://www.msache.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.