High standards of honesty, integrity and impartiality by DEAC evaluators are essential to the proper performance of the accreditation process. DEAC evaluators must agree to the Code of Conduct for Evaluators prior to volunteering for DEAC.
All Commissioners, Evaluators, Subject Specialists, Consultants, Administrative Staff, Appeals Panel Members, and employees of the DEAC must:
(Note: In addition to the above, all on-site evaluators must annually read, sign and agree to abide by DEAC's Code of Conduct for Evaluators.)
More information and electronic versions of each form are available using the list below:
DEAC's paramount concern during the ongoing global pandemic is the health and safety of our evaluators, our institutional partners, and our staff. As we return to in person on-site evaluations, DEAC will continue to monitor travel guidance from credible sources, such as the CDC and World Health Organization. DEAC evaluators are asked to participate in on-site evaluations on a voluntary basis. We have developed Covid-Related Travel Health and Safety Protocols for our on-site evaluations, which will apply to our volunteer evaluators, as well as our staff members. Please click here to view/download a copy of the DEAC Covid-Related Travel Health and Safety Protocol (On-Site Evaluations).
All evaluators participating in an on-site evaluation are required to sign a Covid 19 vaccination attestation and liability waiver ahead of the on-site evaluation. A copy of the waiver shall be distributed to evaluators via Docusign, and you can click here to read a copy of the Covid 19 vaccination attestation and liability waiver.
Annually, each Accrediting Commissioner, Evaluator, Subject Specialist, Consultant, Administrative Staff, Appeals Panel Member, or employee of DEAC shall be provided with and asked to review a copy of this policy and to acknowledge in writing that he or she has done so. An electronic version of Conflict of Interest Policy is available to complete online.
Before reviewing an institution, each Accrediting Commissioner, Evaluator, Subject Specialist, Consultant, Administrative Staff Member, or employee of DEAC shall complete a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form identifying any relationships, positions or circumstances in which s/he is involved that s/he believes could present a Conflict of Interest with that institution. An electronic version of the form can be reviewed and completed online.
In addition to the above, evaluators must annually review, sign, and agree to abide by DEAC's Code of Conduct for Evaluators. An electronic version of the Code can be reviewed and completed online.