The institution must select an external consultant using the Consultant Selection Criteria as described above. In addition, the institution will establish the expectations of the consultant’s site visit and review, including the report, deadlines, payment and reimbursement procedures.
Institutions considering a virtual site visit should consult the AIC Manual for current requirements.
If a consultant was contracted by the institution previously for another type of service, it is acceptable to utilize them to evaluate a new academic degree program.
The institution must respond to the consultant report and make appropriate adjustments to its new academic degree program proposal, if applicable.