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Evaluation Visit Billing Policies

 Comprehensive Evaluations

The ATS Commission on Accrediting has adopted the following policies related to ATS comprehensive evaluations.

  1. The evaluation inspection fee for comprehensive evaluations conducted in 2014–2015 is $2,300.
  2. The other expense that ATS will invoice to schools is the cost of evaluator and staff travel. For comprehensive evaluations of a school’s primary location, ATS will average the travel expenses of all ATS-appointed evaluators and ATS staff members for a given semester, and will invoice that average travel cost for each evaluator and staff member present during the visit. In past semesters, the average travel cost has been approximately $650 per person. Schools are billed at the conclusion of the semester in which the visit occurs.
  3. For comprehensive evaluations that include evaluator travel to one or more domestic or international extension sites in addition to the school’s primary location, the school will be billed the actual cost of travel to those sites for ATS-appointed evaluators and staff. In addition, schools will be charged one-half of the comprehensive evaluation fee ($1,150) for each extension site.
  4. The school should arrange for direct payment of the hotel, meal, and local transportation costs of the evaluation committee and the ATS staff representative.

Commission on Accrediting policy requires that ATS-appointed committee members serve without honoraria or remuneration.

Focused Evaluations

The ATS Commission on Accrediting has adopted the following policies related to ATS focused evaluations.

  1. The evaluation inspection fee for focused evaluations conducted in 2014–2015 is $1,800.
  2. The other expense that ATS will invoice to schools is the cost of evaluator travel. For focused evaluations of a school’s primary location, ATS will average the travel expenses of all ATS-appointed evaluators and ATS staff members for a given semester, and will invoice that average travel cost for each evaluator and staff member present during the visit. In past semesters, the average travel cost has been approximately $650 per person. Schools are billed at the conclusion of the semester in which the visit occurs.
  3. Schools will be billed the actual cost of evaluator and staff travel to multiple and/or international extension sites.
  4. The school should arrange for direct payment of the hotel, meal, and local transportation costs of the evaluation committee and the ATS staff representative.

Commission on Accrediting policy requires that ATS-appointed committee members serve without honoraria or remuneration.

Initial Evaluations

The ATS Commission on Accrediting has adopted the following policies related to evaluation visits for initial accreditation.

The evaluation inspection fee for initial evaluations conducted in 2014–2015 is $2,300.

  1. The other expense that ATS will invoice to schools is the cost of evaluator and staff travel. For initial evaluations of a school’s primary location, ATS will average the travel expenses of all ATS-appointed evaluators and ATS staff members for a given semester, and will invoice that average travel cost for each evaluator and staff member present during the visit. In past semesters, the average travel cost has been approximately $650 per person. Schools are billed at the conclusion of the semester in which the visit occurs.
  2. For initial evaluations that include evaluator travel to one or more domestic or international extension sites in addition to the school’s primary location, the school will be billed the actual cost of travel to those sites for ATS-appointed evaluators and staff. In addition, schools will be charged one-half of the comprehensive evaluation fee ($1,150) for each extension site.
  3. The school should arrange for direct payment of the hotel, meal, and local transportation costs of the visiting committee and the ATS staff representative.

Commission on Accrediting policy requires that ATS-appointed committee members serve without honoraria or remuneration. 

(posted 09/04/12; updated 09/10/13)