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Leading Accreditation on Campus:

The Nuts & Bolts of Getting the Institution Ready

A Virtual Workshop by Weave Academy

Presented by:

Dr. Tisha Paredes

Weave Knowledge Center Expert

Date: Tuesday, February 21st

Time: 2-4pm ET/11am-1pm PT

Enrollment Information:

To maximize interactions seating is limited to 18 participants.


  • $225
  • $175 for Weave Members: Contact Us for a coupon code.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accreditation Leadership
  • IE Professionals
  • Accreditation Liaisons


  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Everyone knows that responding to accreditation standards can be challenging. We ask experts, hire consultants, attend conferences and presentations, and read other reports trying to figure out how to write a narrative that demonstrates compliance. But what about the other pieces of accreditation that are hardly talked about? How do you assemble a team to help with the report? What is a reasonable timeline for completing the report? How do you manage leadership expectations? What happens after you submit the report? How do you host a visiting team? This workshop will explore these and other questions. The focus will not be on how to write a good narrative, but how to lead a successful accreditation process on campus. Participants will be able to adapt strategies to their institutions. 

Participant Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Establish a plan for assembling an accreditation team
  • Design a timeline for accreditation
  • Discover ways to manage leadership expectations
  • Develop a plan for hosting an on-campus visiting team

About the Instructor:

Dr. Tisha Paredes

Knowledge Center Expert

Weave Education

Former AVP for Institutional Effectiveness

Old Dominion University

Until June 2021, Dr. Tisha M. Paredes was the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment at Old Dominion University. Prior to accepting this position in 2015, she served as the office’s Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, and Director of Assessment. Tisha helped to promote institutional effectiveness activities at all levels of the University. She has presented workshops and consulted on topics including institutional effectiveness, academic and administrative assessment, general education assessment, QEP assessment, and SACSCOC compliance. She has served on several on and off-site accreditation committees as a reviewer and led a team of reviewers. Her book, Using Focus Groups to Listen, Learn, and Lead in Higher Education, was published in summer 2018. Tisha stepped away from ODU to focus on consulting with other institutions. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the Fulbright Specialist roster, allowing her to support assessment and accreditation activities at international institutions.