Faculty Evaluator Frequently Asked Questions

​​General Questions

​​How am I selected to serve as a reviewer?

After you have completed the application process, ACE will keep your information on file and contact you for availability if an upcoming review requires your area of expertise. We will typically reach out to see if you are available one to two months ahead of the review and confirm your selection two to three weeks prior to the review start date.

What is the time commitment?

There is no set time commitment for serving as an evaluator; it is based on what your schedule will allow. You may always decline a review if it isn’t feasible. Once you commit to serving on a review, you are expected to follow the agenda and assignments given.

Will I receive any training to be an ACE evaluator?

Yes. Prior to your review, ACE staff will invite you to a webinar to provide an overview of the review purpose and process for all new evaluators. You will also be paired with a veteran evaluator to mentor and guide you during the review.

What are the keys to a successful review experience?

It is very important to follow the specific instructions that you receive from ACE regarding preliminary and final logistics. Frequent communication with ACE staff, especially when questions or issues arise, is also key.

Coming to the review with an open mind and willingness to engage in the process of recommending postsecondary credit for learning that occurs outside of the collegiate setting is critical. You must also be willing to collaborate with your colleagues, compromise, and respect opinions that may differ from your own.

How do I keep my information current with ACE?

If there are any changes to your contact information, institution, or courses, please update your profile.

ACE staff also conducts an audit every two years of records that have not been updated. During the audit, ACE will send you an email asking you to update your profile.

Onsite Reviews

What should I bring to the onsite review?​

Please bring a valid photo ID required for travel and access to military installations, where applicable. ACE staff will also itemize documents to print in your final logistics email, such as the orientation packet, arrival/departure schedule, and agenda.

We also recommend that you bring your institution’s catalog and syllabi from the courses you teach. If security protocols at your review location permit it, you may also bring a laptop computer.

How should I dress?

Please wear professional business attire during the review.