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Visiting Team Resources

Thank you for volunteering your time!

CIS Visiting Team Members are an outstanding asset to the process of accreditation. These well-trained peer reviewers put their best efforts forth when they visit our schools to observe teaching and learning, meet with members of the learning community, and validate the findings from the school's self-assessment.

Here we present some materials to assist in preparing to be a member of a visiting team.
 

Attend a training workshop

Chairs and Assistant Chairs Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint)
Visiting Committee Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint)

Prepare ahead of time

  • For preliminary work before the visit - Standards for Accreditation Checklist (MSWord)
     
  • Writing Samples for an Elementary Visiting Committee Report - Burlington Woods Academy
     
  • Writing Samples for a Secondary Visiting Committee Report - Webster Academy
  • Visiting Committee Portal Instructions (pdf)


 

Handbook for Visiting Committee Chairs

View complete handbook (pdf) - 2017 Edition, 42 pages

Visiting Committee Chair's Checklist (pdf)

Appendices (word docs):

A. Email from Chair to Head of School confirming pre-visit date

B. Welcome email from Chair to Committee Members

C. Email from Chair to Head of School for pre-visit follow-up

D. Email from Chair to Committee Members for pre-visit follow-up

E. Email from CIS to Head of School with complete list of Visiting Committee Members

F. Email from CIS to Committee Members with team list

G. Email from Chair to Committee Members with questionnaire

H. Visiting Committee Member Questionnaire

I. Email from Chair to Committee Members with visit details

J. Email from Chair to Committee Members confirming assignments

K. Email from Chair to Committee Members with schedules for visit

L. Sample Schedule for Visiting Committee

M. Evaluated School sample meeting schedule

N. Email from Chair to Committee Members requesting final review of draft report

O. Email from Chair to Head of School requesting review of draft report

P. Letter from Chair to CIS recommending accreditation action

Q. Letter from Chair to CIS regarding legal and regulatory compliance

R. Evaluation Form for Visiting Committee Member (include with final documents)

S. Sample Visiting Committee Report Template Pages

 

Handbook for Visiting Committee Members

View complete Member Handbook (pdf) - 2017 Edition, 32 pages 

Sample Visiting Committee Report Template Pages

Interested in becoming a Visiting Team Member?

If you work at one of our member or candidate schools and would like to serve on a visiting committee, please email the appropriate Administrative Assistant with your contact information and position at your school. You will be contacted for more details if necessary. Thank you!

Secondary/K-12 schools: Arlene Onorato at aonorato@neasc.org

Elementary/Middle schools: Cheryl O'Connell at coconnell@neasc.org