AEE Accreditation Review “take aways”

photo_040309_008We just finished the AEE Accreditation Review training and as I start processing the experience I would like to share some of my initial reactions/”take aways”:
1. To Review a program is much like qualitative research in the sense that the reviewer is asking questions, interviewing participants and administrators, triangulating information and validating the data.  Then the reviewer starts looking for emerging themes.

2. Creating a reviewer site report is much like a lab report.  The review team presents the data and the findings “as is” without interpretations, bias or opinions.

3. To be an effective reviewer you have to start with the end in mind, writing information as you go and starting to think about the final report on the day you are assigned a review.

…more thoughts soon