Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

Visiting Committee Chairs

The Chair of the Visiting Committee is the official representative of ISAS for the Accreditation Visit process, including the planning and reporting phases.  The Chair has full responsibility for conducting the Accreditation Visit and for compiling the written Report of the Visiting Committee.  The Chair should develop a thorough knowledge of the school, facilitated by a preliminary visit to the school well in advance of the Visit.  As the leader of the Visiting Committee, the Chair has responsibility for:

  • Monitoring the school’s readiness for the Visit,
  • Establishing expectations and assignments for Committee members,
  • Educating Committee members about the school and about the Visit,
  • Leading the work of the Committee,
  • Presenting the exit report to the Head of School and to the faculty and staff,
  • Compiling and editing the Report of the Visiting Committee, and
  • Presenting the Report of the Visiting Committee in person or by telephone at a regularly scheduled meeting of the ISAS Standards Committee.

Committee Chair Resources