Approximately 1 year in advance the program should submit the site visit planning form, which the accreditation volunteer coordinator will use to schedule a site visit.
Reaffirmation Site Visit Planning Form—February Agenda
ReaffirmationSite Visit Planning Form—June Agenda
Reaffirmation Site Visit Planning Form–October Agenda
On the Reaffirmation Site Visit Planning Form the program indicates the number, if any, of off-campus sites and whether the site visitor will visit a single baccalaureate or master’s program or both a baccalaureate and master’s program. This information affects the number of site visitors and length of the site visit. Single degree programs (baccalaureate or master’s only) require one site visitor for a visit. Two site visitors are required when both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree program are being evaluated. An additional site visitor may be necessary, depending on the complexity of the program(s) and whether there is an off-campus site. Similarly, single degree programs (baccalaureate or master’s only) require 1 day for a site visit. When both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree program are visited, 1 to 2 days are needed. An extra day may be necessary, depending on the complexity of the program and whether there is an off-campus site. The program also specifies three separate sets of dates for the site visit on the Reaffirmation Site Visit Planning Form. Programs on the February COA agenda must provide dates between September 1 and November 15. Programs on the June COA agenda must provide dates between December 1 and February 28. Programs on the October COA agenda must provide dates between March 1 and May 31. The three separate sets of dates must be discussed and cleared by the president and any other significant persons before they are submitted. All three sets of dates should be kept open on the program’s calendars until the site visitor(s) and the date of the visit have been confirmed.
Format of Site Visit
The reaffirmation site visit is to be conducted in-person for all programs, with the exception of online-only programs.
Reaffirmation site visits are conducted virtually for online-only programs. Online-only programs are those that offer a sole online program option. Online program option is defined in policy 1.2.4 Program Changes as a majority (51% or more) of the social work curriculum delivered online. Online-only programs may request an in-person visit in lieu of a virtual visit. Expectations are consistent for both in-person and virtual visit formats.