VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PEER REVIEWERS
ACHENA relies on the expertise of volunteers for two
critical elements in the accreditation process – the
off-site peer review and the on-site visit. If you are
interested in participating and believe you are
qualified to serve in one of these capacities, please
read the qualifications below.
Call for Peer Reviewers!
A Brief Video Introduction
review team members and site visitors are responsible
for providing the Commission with verification of the
documentation, practices and assertions of the
institution or program seeking accreditation, as it
relates to Accreditation Standards. All team members
must be trained by ACHENA in the standards and polices
related to accreditation and agree to abide by the
ethical principles maintained as part of the evaluation
Qualifications and expectations: peer reviewers
Current or recent involvement in training program or
other experiences relevant to responsibilities of
specific role of off-site review team.
Familiarity with ACHENA Accreditation Standards and
understanding of criteria needed to comply with
Dependability – can be counted on to be responsible
in meeting obligations.
Objectivity – can remain focused on the Standards,
setting aside personal views to evaluate the
institution’s/program’s operation according to
Communication skills – can interact in professional
manner to obtain appropriate information.
Skilled in accurate recall, note taking and report
Capable of deductive reasoning and logical analysis.
Respects confidentiality inherent in accreditation
Maintains a flexible, cooperative attitude.
physically able to fulfill responsibilities.
individual may serve on off-site team unless she/he
has attended an Accreditation and Peer Reviewer
Orientation or Workshop or served on a site review
team within two years.
Responsible for completion of site visitor’s report and
assigning ratings to report sections.
Become a volunteer
Accreditation and Peer Reviewer Workshops
step-by-step guide to becoming a peer reviewer or
on-site evaluator; download the Peer
Reviewer Qualifications and Application Form.
ACHENA sponsors workshops that address all aspects of
its accreditation process, particularly policies,
procedures and Standards. Peer reviewer instruction is
also an integral part of the training.
For details about upcoming workshops or for more information
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