Wednesday, November 16 and November 23, ERC Director Dr. Mahmud Shihab gave a presentation about the upcoming Accreditation Preparatory visit to teachers across the school. Dr. Shihab gave the same presentation to IC staff members. Dr. Shihab reviewed the school’s mission statement. He also talked about the accrediting agencies, CIS and NEASC, and the importance of accreditation for both individuals and the whole school. He gave an overview of the three driving ideas integrated into the Accreditation Standards and Processes: mission-driven vision-led, students’ learning and well-being, and internationalism/ inter-culturalism. Dr. Shihab announced the four CIS and NEASC visitors and explained the process and procedures of the visit as well as a short review of the visit schedule.
The Preparatory Visit will took place November 29 to December 2, 2016 with representatives from both CIS and NEASC visiting the school. The visitors will validate the information provided in the preliminary report, look at the school’s readiness to undertake the self-study, assess the school’s commitment to change and improvement, and agree upon the timeline for the next stages of the accreditation process. Upon the recommendations of this committee, IC will begin the year-long Self Study ending with a full team visit in 2018.