If you have an upcoming accreditation site visit or need to make some significant programmatic changes, do you need to hire a consultant? Much of the time, the initial response to that question is, “No.” The reality is, most higher education leaders never think they need a consultant — until they realize they do.

The old saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees” is true. When we’re knee-deep in a major project it’s easy to lose perspective. In addition, sometimes when we know we have to make a lot of changes to one or more programs we feel so overwhelmed we just don’t quite know where to begin. Other times we struggle with using data to support our quality assurance system. Or, we may have an accreditation site visit coming up in several months and we have no idea how to prepare. Those are all things an experienced consultant can help with.

Dr. Roberta Ross-Fisher is a national leader in higher education quality assurance, accreditation, educator preparation, and competency-based learning. Specializing in Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), she is a highly sought-after consultant, presenter, and trainer.

Roberta can help you and your department team make data-informed decisions. She can complete a gap analysis and serve as a “critical friend” while reviewing document drafts. She can also help new department chairs, faculty, and staff feel more comfortable about an upcoming site visit by conducting a mock site visit. Dr. Ross-Fisher can provide a suite of consultative support services based on your institution’s specific needs.

Reach out to Roberta to inquire about confidential consultative support, customized training workshops, webinars, and site visit preparation: