The professional education unit is expected to engage regularly in self-evaluation to improve its operations and its programs. In this process, the unit should systematically assess how well it continues to meet NCATE standards.
The unit’s self-study activities should be systematically implemented and not conducted only to prepare for an NCATE visit. Regular evaluation activities should encourage faculty to reflect critically on their own practice and support ongoing reflection and dialogue about the conceptual framework that guides the preparation of teachers and other school professionals. The unit should assess its strengths and challenges in carrying out its responsibilities and improving the quality of its programs. Between on-site reviews by NCATE, the unit should address the areas for improvement cited by the BOE team at the previous review.