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How the Peer Review Process Works

Step 1

Download and complete the pre-assessment form. Once you have emailed the completed assessment form to the ACHA national office, we will contact you to discuss your needs in greater detail and determine a time frame for the review. ACHA will then provide you with a list of reviewers who have indicated having expertise in the areas in which you need assistance (the topics you selected on the pre-assessment form) and are available during the time frame you have chosen. You and your institution then have the freedom to select the reviewer(s) whom you feel best aligns with your needs.

Step 2

Next, ACHA will coordinate a mutually convenient time for a site visit. Together with ACHA, your institution will develop the site visit details along with an agenda for the reviewer(s). The site visit details will be included on a contractual agreement to be signed and returned with an initial payment for the Engagement Fee.

Step 3

The reviewers will arrive for their scheduled 1½ day site visit, during which they will talk with your staff, students, and administration, tour your facilities, review policies and procedures, and look into any other areas specified in the agenda.

Step 4

Approximately six weeks following the site visit, you will receive an Interim Final Draft Report for your review. The institution should review this interim draft to verify the factual information contained within the report. The Final Report, along with an invoice for the remaining fees and expenses, as well as a post-visit evaluation form, will follow soon after.

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