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Evaluation Committee (Visiting Team)

The evaluation committees are: "an evaluator appointed as Coordinator leads the bodies responsible for the processes of evaluation for accreditation. He/she must be experienced in academic, practice and assessment functions. Depending on the size of the program, the coordinator and one or more evaluators are appointed as CACEI’s Evaluation Committee.

The visit of the Evaluation Committee to the higher education institutions (HEI) aims to corroborate the information provided and verify evidence the IES have to satisfy each of the evaluation indicators needed to obtain accreditation of their academic programs.

In general, the IES visits are carried out in three days, in which the evaluators should conduct interviews with the staff of the IES (faculty, lecturers, institutional authorities, administrative staff). The visiting team should review the facilities (laboratories, libraries, other) and, lastly, must fill, sign and send to CACEI through the SIGA platform the evaluation of the indicators; a document that includes all the observations of the team.

Functions of the Evaluators

The evaluators must perform the following tasks:

  1. Review, before the visit, all the documentation from the HEI and the program been assessed.
  2. Promptly attend the appointments and adhere strictly to the agenda established by CACEI.
  3. Conduct himself/herself at all times under the Code of ethics of the evaluator.
  4. Carry out the tasks assigned by the Coordinator, work with the other team members, and adhere to the working hours of institutions personnel.
  5. Objectively issue all judgments..
  6. Prepare the final evaluation report and the extensive summary of observations under the methodology established by CACEI. This reports must be duly filled, signed and with the necessary comments.

Code of ethics of the evaluator

The following code of ethics rules the evaluators of CACEI:

  1. Conduct themselves with justice, honesty, respect, responsibility, integrity, good sense and in strict observance of legal and ethical standards established by CACEI.
  2. Apply the best of their professional knowledge and experience during the performance of their duties as a member of CACEI.
  3. Apply Ia methodology and regulations established by CACEI.
  4. Promptly attend visits that are programmed in educational institutions and perform honorably, with a constructive attitude and prepared to open dialogue.
  5. Do not issue judgments, biased, discriminatory or derogatory comments related to the name or reputation of individuals or educational institutions in which performs as an evaluator of CACEI.
  6. Meet timely all the issues that arise as part of the exercise of their functions during visits to the HEI.
  7. Be impartial and conform to reality when issuing an opinion or judgment in any situation and to any authority or person.
  8. Maintain a cordial relationship, respectful and collaborative with evaluator colleagues.
  9. Give credit to colleagues, advisors, and collaborators for their role in the processes of evaluation and accreditation-related activities.
  10. Do not participate in the assessment of institutions or programs which exist or may have a conflict of interest.
  11. Do not accept gifts or favors additional to those permitted by the regulations of CACEI..
  12. Be individually liable for acts which, during the exercise of their duties, damage or harm to third parties, even when done collectively.
  13. Judge bias-free, impartially and honestly about the state that holds the evaluated program.
  14. Prepare evaluation reports with the methodological rigor established by CACEI.
  15. Maintain confidentiality of all information learn about programs and institutions evaluated.

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