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Serving on an ACE Review

December 30, 1899


​Creating the Evaluation Team

ACE evaluation teams consist of subject-matter experts and ACE staff. The ACE staff identifies academic specialists to serve on the team based on courses taught, recommendations from postsecondary educational institutions and organizations, and recommendations from colleagues.

Evaluators must be actively teaching in their academic disciplines for at least five years. The team will be structured according to discipline, expertise and appropriate experiences, and varying regional accreditations among two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions. There is a formal selection process to identify the appropriate evaluators for the team. An internal staff review committee determines the scope of the team. 

Team Outreach and Recruitment

ACE staff will email you with the dates and location of a specific review to see if you are available to participate.  This does not mean you have been chosen for the team. Please respond to this email as soon as possible! The ACE staff understands that you may not be able to fit the review into your schedule.

We seek evaluators representing different types of institutions and accrediting agencies from across the country.  We invite more people than we need, so if you are not selected, please understand that the decision is based strictly on a blend of discipline expertise, alignment with the review, and a variety of institutional types.


There are 3 different types of ACE reviews:

  1. For onsite course reviews, the ACE review team travels to examine the materials used to deliver the content of the course, including instructor materials, student materials, and assessments. Be sure to look at the Faculty Evaluator Checklist - Onsite Reviews and Logistics pages for more details.
  2. For virtual course reviews, the review team examines the course materials (instructor materials, student materials, and assessments) on a secure SharePoint platform. Virtual reviews are only used for online courses. Be sure to look at the Faculty Evaluator Checklist - Virtual Reviews page for more details.
  3. For occupation reviews, the team travels to examine the official documentation for the military occupational specialty (MOS) or rating and validates the occupation’s critical tasks and skills during interviews with service members. Be sure to look at the Faculty Evaluator Checklist - Onsite Reviews and Logistics pages for more details.


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