September 29, 2016
Evaluator Requirements
 

 ABHES EVALUATOR REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

The importance of the commitment you have made to serve ABHES as a volunteer evaluator, whether in the capacity of Program Specialist or Administrative Team Leader, cannot be understated.  As a peer reviewer, you are an essential part of the accreditation process. You are the eyes and ears of the ABHES Commission. You represent ABHES; and, what you say and do, and your abilities as an evaluator, are reflective of ABHES.  ABHES is committed to ensuring that each evaluator has the necessary background and experience, and thorough training, to perform this important function.

Administrative Team Leaders
•At least two years of related education management experience
•Knowledge of and ability to review: student refunds, clock/credit hour conversion and allocation, satisfactory academic progress, program effectiveness plans (PEP); and general compliance with federal regulations required to be evaluated by accrediting agencies 
•Suggested previous service on site visits with ABHES or other recognized accrediting agencies
 
Program Specialists
•At least two years of related experience in the specialty area 
•Appropriate educational background  
•Credentialing in the field, as applicable 
•Evidence of teaching or development of curriculum, or service as a practitioner
•Evidence of currency in the field through active participation in the profession
 
Associate Degree Reviewers
•Bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
•ABHES Program Specialist qualifications above, as applicable
 
Baccalaureate Degree Reviewers
• Earned doctorate, professional degree (such as a J.D. or M.D.), or master’s degree from an institution/program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
•A minimum of five years of experience instructing, advising and evaluating students at the bachelor’s level; knowledge of educational methods; or, supervision of academic personnel at the bachelor’s level
•Experience in the review, evaluation, and assessment of postsecondary programs, including curriculum; educational resources; faculty administration and oversight; student services; and all aspects of the educational program(s) specific to the bachelor’s degree level  
•ABHES Evaluator Training, including the Baccalaureate Degree Specialist Advanced Training module
 
Master’s Degree Reviewers
•Earned doctorate, professional degree (such as a J.D. or M.D.), or master’s degree from an institution/program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
• A minimum of three years of experience instructing, advising and evaluating students at the master’s level; knowledge of educational methods; or, supervision of academic personnel at the master’s level
•Experience in the review, evaluation, and assessment of programs at the master’s level, including curriculum; educational resources; oversight of faculty; and, program administration
•Scholarly research
•ABHES Evaluator Training, including the Master’s Degree Specialist Advanced Training module
 
Distance Education Specialists and Baccalaureate Reviewers
•At least two years of instructional experience in, or development or evaluation of, distance education programs
•ABHES Evaluator Training, including Distance Education Specialist Training module                                 

Surgical Technology Program Specialists
•Program Specialist qualifications above, specific to Surgical Technology
•ABHES Evaluator Training, including Surgical Technology Specialist Training module     
                          
Surgical Technology Specialist Training
 
EVALUATOR TRAINING:
Training workshops are offered several times a year, in conjunction with the National Conference on Allied Health Education and education conferences, and online as needed.  (Click here for a list of upcoming training events.)  Workshops are complementary for qualified participants; however, travel expenses are not reimbursed.  Register at https://www.abhes.org/workshop_registration.  To register for online training, contact cbyers@abhes.org.
 
If you are interested in serving as an on-site evaluator for ABHES, please review the information under the Becoming an ABHES Evaluator  tab, which provides links to the required evaluator forms found in the Evaluator Packet.
 

Thank you for your willingness to share your expertise and contribute to the peer accreditation process.