Preparing for Accreditation Visits

Vickie Van Dressar, Ashland University
Scott Commings, Kenyon College
Roger Veidman, Hope College
Michael Anes, Albion College
Karla Parsons-Hubbard, Oberlin College
Aaron Cinzori, Hope College
Lena Ballone, Bowling Green State University
Roger Thibault, Bowling Green State University


Form a virtual community that contains links to accreditation agencies; that contains a master calendar and reminder system for important dates in the process; a clearning house of successful and unsuccessful descriptions of programs; anecdotes and chat rooms to help prepare in advance for site visits.

Particular attention can be paid to assessment issues; assessment plans at the department level and institution-wide can be posted, and commentary/discussion can be fostered.



Release time for site initiation and moderation


Further continuation can be assured via member institution cost sharing


Total budget not to exceed $2,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year