TEAC Annual Reports
DUE: anniversary of accreditation decision
The number of annual reports between Briefs, and the focus of these reports, varies according to the program’s accreditation status. Programs awarded accreditation for five years are required to submit four annual reports. Programs awarded accreditation for ten years are required to submit nine annual reports.
Programs that received accreditation with stipulations must submit, in addition to their second year annual report, a brief petition to TEAC to have their stipulation(s) removed. In 5-6 pages, the petition will target the areas that were found to be below standard in their Brief and will provide evidence to support the claim that the program is no longer below standard and has remedied the deficiency.
The typical TEAC annual report includes three things, which are to be submitted only in electronic format:
- an update of Appendix E – a statement of the evidence the program relies upon or plans to rely upon (indicate information that is different from that submitted in the Brief or an earlier annual report)
- an update of the program’s data spreadsheet(s) or data tables that report the results of assessments that support the program’s claims
- an update of the Table of Program Options with the number of students enrolled and graduated in total and by program option
The annual report (including everything) should be about 5-10 pages.
Appendix E: Update Appendix E to confirm the categories of evidence the faculty members rely on and have available to support their claims that their students know their subjects, know pedagogy, and can teach in an effective and caring manner. The Update also notes any new categories of evidence the faculty plans to collect. Do not attach new or revised rubrics.
Spreadsheet and Data Tables: Submit a spreadsheet in SPSS or Excel to which has been added the most recent evidence the program has collected related to its claims, or update the most pertinent data tables that appear in the Results Section of the Brief. (Send only the results of assessments that support the program’s claims.)
Update Table of Program Options. The program completed its Table of Program Options at the time of its audit, and the student enrollment and graduation numbers were reported by program options. This information will need to be updated each year as part of the annual report. Separate entries must be submitted for those program options delivered by distance education format.
Submit your annual report to your account in the Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). If you need help uploading the report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other items that may be required in the annual report:
Substantive Change: Include changes in the published mission or objectives of the institution or education program; the addition of courses or programs that represent a significant departure from those offered when TEAC accredited the program; changes in legal status or form of control of the program; a contract with other providers for direct instructional services, including any teach-out agreements.
Addressing Weaknesses and Stipulations: Progress on attending to weaknesses may be included in annual reports and the weakness must be addressed at the time of the new Inquiry Brief.
Stipulations must be addressed satisfactorily within two years of accreditation. Stipulations are removed by recommendation of the Accreditation Panel and decision of the Accreditation Committee.
In addition to the second Annual Report, the program submits a 5-6 page petition to have the stipulation(s) removed. Accompanying the petition statement, the program will submit copies of the relevant data, minutes of meetings and other records of relevant discussion, and artifacts that provide evidence that the stipulation has been addressed. A site visit to verify the petition for removing the stipulation may be scheduled and audit fees may be charged. The materials (data, minutes, artifacts, etc.) will be audited and used to produce a case analysis that, with the petition, will be forwarded to the Accreditation Panel and Accreditation Committee.
Public statements of TEAC affiliation and accreditation
A program that has earned TEAC accreditation and wishes to state this affiliation in its published materials should use one of the two following official statements:
- The [name of the institution]‘s [name of the program], which is designed to [statement of the goal or mission of the program] is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council for a period of [number] years, from [date] to date].
- The [name of the institution]‘s [name of the program], which is designed to [statement of the goal or mission of the program] is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of [number] years, from [date] to (date). This accreditation certifies that the [name of program] has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.
Upon petition, variants of these statements of affiliation and accreditation may be authorized by TEAC. TEAC reserves the right to review institutional statements of affiliation and accreditation to ensure the accuracy of the information and representation.
In its disclosure of its status, the institution or program must report that status accurately, including the specific academic or instructional programs covered by the status and the name, address, and telephone number of the Teacher Educational Accreditation Council (One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC, 20036, phone 202-466-7236).