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Evaluators - The Core of Quality Assurance and Institutional Integrity

ACICS recruits volunteer evaluators to conduct on-site reviews at institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad. ACICS evaluators play a critical role in the deliberate, thorough accreditation of institutions, ensuring quality, institutional enhancement, and adherence to ethical business and educational practices. Evaluators are recognized for their dedication and willingness to give back to higher education by serving on evaluation teams and reviewing member institutions fairly, without bias, and according to established standards.

Evaluators are classified as either member, those affiliated with an ACICS-accredited institution, or public, those not affiliated with an ACICS-accredited institution. Further, they are academic, administrative, or neither. An “academic” representative is defined as someone currently or recently directly engaged in a significant manner in postsecondary teaching and/or research. The “administrative” representative is defined as someone currently or recently directly engaged in a significant manner in postsecondary programmatic administration. Further, recently is being interpreted as having applicable experience within the last five years. Evaluators are vetted according to ACICS qualifications. They may become active members upon successful completion of ACICS training. Based on qualifications, evaluators are assigned one of the following roles:

     • Program Specialist
     • Chair
     • Student Relations
     • Educational Activities
     • Distance Education