Creating an Electronic Document Center for NCATE Accreditation
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 4 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-4-April-2006
Accreditation visits are a stressful time. Those of us involved understand the amount of preparation and
the years spent in getting ready for those few short days. It’s a monumental task with a small core of
heavily utilized individuals, a larger group involved with report writing and other tasks, and the
combined effort of every single faculty and staff member in the unit.
In order to make information available to the review teams there has been a gradual move towards
electronic documentation over the past decade. Increasingly, the amount of information that is only
available in print form is becoming almost non-existent. The technology provides greater access to
materials for the review teams even before they step foot on campus. However, this does not mean that
the task is easier for the college or university involved.