Serving on a DEAC evaluation committee is often described by volunteers as “one of the best forms of professional development,” not only because of what is learned about best practices from the accreditation standards but also because of interaction with distance education peers. DEAC’s accreditation process depends upon the skill and thoughtful work of individuals who are willing to serve the larger community of distance education institutions as volunteers.
Apply to Volunteer
The credibility and effectiveness of the accreditation process depend upon the contribution of volunteer evaluators.
Evaluator Documents
DEAC evaluator documents set forth expectations, specific tasks and procedures for examining committee members.
Volunteer Training
Training includes accreditation workshops, online courses and one-on-one mentoring before, during and after visits.
Code Of Conduct and Disclosure Forms
Volunteers must adhere to protocols, policies and procedures and conduct their work according to these expectations.