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Education Specialist Unit. Applications. The Education Specialist Unit (ESU) is to ensure that the institution and its educational programs meet minimum operating standards. Compliance may be obtained by program review, site visits, platform demonstrations, etc. Applications.

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  • The Education Specialist Unit (ESU) is to ensure that the institution and its educational programs meet minimum operating standards. Compliance may be obtained by program review, site visits, platform demonstrations, etc.

I. Educational Program

A. Mission and Objectives

B. CurriculumDevelopment /Syllabi

C. Library/Qualified Librarian

D. General Education Requirements

E. Assignment &Assessment Rigor


II. Faculty Qualifications & Field of Expertise

A. Teaching and Career Experience-CV

B. Degree, Credential , and Licenses

C. Currency of training and experience

D. Verification of contract teachers



III. Methods of Delivery

1. Direct Instruction


III. Methods of Delivery

2. Distance Education

a. Request syllabi, course sequence, and teacher qualifications for each course online and traditional. For Ph.D. , request for committee members and their qualifications as well.

b. Request for access to online instruction demonstration.

c. Request for qualifications and background on curriculum developer for both direct and online instruction.


III. Methods of Delivery continued…

2. Distance Education continued…

d. Examine relevancy of prerequisites and general education requirements.

e. Textbook, library, test exams, sample work, dissertations, projects, and other resources that support student learning outcomes for each programs.

site visit drew
Site Visit (Drew)
  • Lead on site visits
  • Recruitment of Subject Matter Experts.
  • Program review, faculty interviews, assignment reviews, student interviews, theses and final project reviews, etc.
ability to benefit seyed
Ability to Benefit (Seyed)
  • No longer overseen by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Determine if ATB tests are appropriate for the type of educational program offered at the institution.
compliance inspection
Compliance Inspection

The Compliance Unit analysts identify the issues related to Minimum Operating Standards of the Educational Programs, the Educational Specialists evaluate and analyze the quality of education. The quality of education depends on the faculty who received their degree from an accredited schools, curriculum written to achieve the educational objectives, instructional method that is appropriate for the subject matter and required subject areas and standards for a particular degree.

compliance inspection reggie
Compliance Inspection (Reggie)

1. Evaluation of an Institution's Approval to Operate.

2. Determine how Minimum Operating Standards are met.

3. Content of Each Educational Program.

4. Facilities and Instructional Equipment are sufficient to Achieve Educational Goals.

5. Institutional Staff are Duly Qualified for their Respective Position(s).

  • The Education Specialist’s role is more focused and narrow when assisting the Investigations Unit. However; the Education Specialist must connect all the dots to capture a complete picture of the educational program.
    • Same approach as the application process will be utilized to review and examine the following: Mission, Educational Programs, Instruction, Faculty, Administration, Library, Admissions Standards and Minimum Undergraduate and Graduate Requirements.
    • Ask detail questions about the overall Educational Programs
    • Verify and examine the authenticity of all documents (not just what triggered the investigation)
  • Interview: Administrative Staff, Owner(s), Board Members, Faculty, Students
  • Prepare questionnaire about the issue that triggered the investigation (Admin. Staff/owner).
  • Prepare questionnaire for faculty after reviewing their background, course syllabi, lesson plans, tests, quizzes, assignments, projects and etc.
  • Ask students to walk you through their educational programs from the start to present.
other things drew
Other Things (Drew)
  • Complaints
    • Quality of program.
    • Quality of instructors.