Accreditation Peer Reviewer

Greetings Accredited Members,

I invite you to serve as an accreditation peer reviewer for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Accreditation is a central tenet of NACEP and provides institutions, programs, and partner high schools with a third-party, non-governmental mechanism for quality assurance. Peer reviewers are of utmost importance in determining whether an applicant’s program meets or exceeds NACEP Standards. Peer reviewers continue reviewing year after year because the experience provides a chance to glean new ideas from colleagues and share best practices. I hope you will consider serving as a peer reviewer during the 2021-22 cycle.

To Become a Reviewer

You should complete this brief form to indicate interest in serving as a Peer Reviewer.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 2nd

Peer Reviewer Responsibilities

  • Review up to two NACEP accreditation applications per year
  • Participate in a reviewer online training 
  • Participate in email exchanges and conference calls with Peer Review Team members
  • Consult with Coordinating Commissioner for guidance on standards interpretation
  • Provide feedback to applicants regarding exemplary program practices and recommendations for improvement (through Team Coordinator)
  • Commit to taking the time and attention necessary to do a thorough review (approximately 20-30 hours per application)
  • Participate in a Virtual Site Visit (as a member of the Peer Review Team) 
  • Document (as a member of the Peer Review Team) a comprehensive final Peer Review Team Report with recommendations for improvement and documenting exemplary program practices

 Peer Reviewer Qualifications

  • Experience working with NACEP-accredited Concurrent Enrollment Partnership and/or College Provided Faculty endorsement
  • Working knowledge of NACEP standards, their intent, and application
  • An understanding of the benefits of standards-based concurrent enrollment for all programs
  • Currently serving as a concurrent enrollment director, college administrator, staff member, faculty liaison, or Secondary Partner Member who is affiliated with a NACEP Accredited Program.

Please also note this on eligibility:

Accredited institutions going through re-accreditation can provide reviewers but those individuals will not be able to serve as a Team Coordinator.

You cannot serve as a reviewer under a One-Year Extension.

Join our Webinar: Peer Reviewer 101Wednesday, June 30 @ 1 pm EST.  

Join a live Q&A session to learn more about serving as a Peer Reviewer.  Click to register. This is an Informational Session NOT a Training Session. This session will be recorded.

Peer Reviewer Training

Reviewers are required to complete an online self-pace training before Friday, August 20, 2021.

Accreditation Application Timeline

Follow the link to review the 21-22 Accreditation Application Timeline.  Applications will be assigned to Peer Reviewer teams by Monday, August 30.


Conflict of Interest

To ensure the integrity of the accreditation review process, Peer Reviewers must not have any real or perceived interest in the outcome of the accreditation review that would affect their ability to exercise objective and independent judgment. Prior to confirming your service as a reviewer, you will be asked to complete a NACEP Accreditation Reviewer Agreement and disclose any potential conflicts.

Please give serious consideration to participating in this service to fellow NACEP members; or if you already serve as a reviewer, encourage a colleague to become involved. Accredited programs can have more than one representative participate in the review process. Programs preparing for reaccreditation in the next year or two are strongly encouraged to serve as peer reviewers this year.

I appreciate your dedication to advancing high-quality concurrent enrollment programming. Don’t hesitate to contact us at accreditation@nacep.org with questions or concerns.

Warmest Regards,

Freda Richmond

Director of Accreditation