“The program must live the standards, not just go through the motions.”
“You can never hold a mock visit early enough.”
“Let go of the idea that you are solely responsible for accreditation.”
“Becoming a site visitor is helpful too.”
A mock site visit, also known as peer review, provides useful information that can be used to improve an academic program. For example, the peer review experience confirms a program’s strengths and identify areas where additional work is needed. Programs that maintain specialized accreditation undergo a mandatory site visit on a regular basis. All programs may benefit from conducting a mock, which is simply including an external perspective as part of their regular review process.