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Institutional Review Cycle

School Membership Schedule

The following schedule would direct new and member schools in completion of the CESA Institutional Review process:

All CESA schools must complete their CESA Institutional Review within three years after acceptance of the CESA application.

After Receipt of CESA Application:  Completion of the Self-Review

  • Self Review to be completed and submitted to the Director of Institutional Reviews for initial review.
  • Institutional Review Visit scheduled for the next year or the following school year, depending on the readiness of the school.
  • Institutional Review chair and team members assigned prior to the Institutional Review year.

Year One: Institutional Review

  • Director of Institutional Reviews and Head of School establish logistical plans (e.g., lodging, travel) at least 60 days prior to the visit.
  • Final Self Review Report distributed to members of the Institutional Review Committee at least 30 days prior to the visit.
  • Required documents and information (see  "Institutional Review Visit) forwarded electronically to Review team members at least 30 days prior to the visit.
  • Institutional Review Committee Chair establishes the final schedule for the visit 30 days prior to the visit.
  • The Head completes and submits the SAP within 60 days of the visit.
  • The Director of Institutional Reviews presents the completed SAP to the CESA Board of Directors for review and approval/rejection.
  • The Director of Institutional Reviews reports the decision of the CESA Board to the Head of School.

Year Two and Three: SAP implementation and Status Report

  • The school begins implementation of the SAP.
  • The school submits a SAP status report to the CESA office by April 30th of the second year.
  • CESA Executive Director and Director of Institutional Reviews check the SAP status report and make comments to the Head of School.

Year Four: Complete the SAP and submit final SAP Report to the CESA office.

  • Final SAP Report completed and submitted to the CESA office by April 30th .
  • The Institutional Review Committee of the board reviews and approves/disapproves the Final SAP Audit Report.
  • The Director of Institutional Reviews communicates the decision of the Institutional Review Committee to the Head of School.
  • This process is completed by June 30th.

Year Five: Complete self-review to include identification of three specific areas targeted for evaluation and improvement.

  • Director of Institutional Reviews communicates with the Head of School prior to the beginning of the school year to provide information and guidelines regarding completion of the Review.
  • Self-Review to be completed by April 30th and submitted to the Director of Institutional Reviews for initial inspection.
  • Institutional Review Visit scheduled for the subsequent school year.
  • Institutional Review chair and team members assigned prior to the subsequent school year.

Year Six: Institutional Review Visit (Begin with process at Year One again)

Note:  The cost of the second and subsequent Institutional Reviews are as follows:

  • $1,000 Institutional Review Fee
  • The visiting team (typically 4 members, including the chair) will visit your campus for 3 days/2 nights. The school being visited is responsible for all travel expenses for the visiting team