Prerequisites, role, and responsibilities of the visiting team members.
SAIS accreditation is based on a peer-review model that derives its greatest benefit from peer educators reviewing the school’s self-study and responses to standards/indicators and evaluating them in light of the school’s mission and evidence gathered during the team visit. The following information will help in preparation to serve as a team member.
Responsibilities of Visiting Team Members
The chair will assign tasks for individual team members, usually during the orientation period at the beginning of the visit or prior to the visit via email. Though there are many ways that members of visiting teams can be useful in the process, the primary duties assigned to all team members as part of this collaborative effort are:
Team Member Prerequisites
In order to serve as a team member for SAIS visits, one must:
Individual team members are selected for the professional experiences and capacities they bring to the accreditation process. The team serves the needs of the school and checks its own ego and mission at the door to remain focused on helping the school meet its own goals and fulfill its own mission.