The primary purpose of ATMAE accreditation is to encourage
and recognize the attainment of certain professional goals and standards for
Technology and to encourage "Continuous Quality Improvement". To
learn more, read through the following Frequently Asked Questions, and contact
us with further questions.
1. When does Initial or
Reaccreditation Visits take place?
and Reaccreditation Visits generally take place between March 1st
and May 1st of each spring. It is important that both faculty and
students be in session for review by the Visiting Team.
2. What can I expect during a Team
review "Diary of an On-Site Visit” on our web site you can get a good idea of
how a visit is conducted.
3. How many Members are on a Team?
three (3), however, the number of programs/options may require the Personnel Committee
to assign four (4) or five (5) team members. If more than three team members are required for any visit, then the institution will be billed for actual travel costs for the extra team member(s). “Actual travel costs” for each extra team member will be determined by dividing the total travel costs by the number of team members.
4. Who picks the Team Members?
Personnel Committee is responsible for the initial Team selection. They attempt
to match up appropriate University, Industrial and Sponsor team members to fit
the Institution being visited and the programs/options being reviewed.
5. Does the Institution have a
chance to review the Team Members selected?
Institution has the opportunity to review the team members selected and approve
the team or to request a change for cause (see the appropriate Accreditation
Handbook or Outcomes Assessment Model for more detail information).
6. When will I find out who is on
Team assignments are made in late December and during the month of January.
7. How much does Accreditation cost?
review the our fees page for information on cost.
8. How much does Reaccreditation
There is no
additional fee for reaccreditation. The annual accreditation fees are used to
off set the reaccreditation visits. You will continue to pay your annual fee during
your reaccreditation tenure of six (6) years.
9. Which accreditation handbook is currently in use?
All new request for accreditation will follow the 2011 Outcomes Model. The 2009 standards are used only by those preparing reports, if they were being accredited under that standard when the report was requested.