This is were we will post content from our Surveyor Webinars to build upon our discussions and familiarity of the Standards, criteria, and challenges facing Surveyors and Programs.

We have created a dynamic resource for you that will involve discussions and input from you and your fellow CMTCA Surveyors. 

Our goal is to create Seed Question Banks for each Standard that Surveyors can access and contribute to.

Each Seed Question Bank will provide suggested seed questions for each criterion that can be used at appropriate levels (Leadership, Administration, Faculty and Staff, Students, and Clients).

These seed questions are NOT mandatory questions, but those that have been developed by your fellow Surveyors to be shared and used by all.

We welcome new questions, suggestions, and discussion of each question. No single question will ever capture all the evidence to satisfy the requirements of an individual criterion, but it is the effective use of a combination of questions at multiple levels that builds confidence in a Surveyor's assessment.

We welcome you to please return to this discussion from time to time to see what has changed, contribute new information, or simply refresh your investigative skills and tools.


Purpose: To study and discuss the Theory and Successful Practice of Continuous Quality Improvement for the purposes of understanding its relevance and application to accreditation.

Structure: Every week, surveyors will read a chapter of the book, The Improvement Guide. A videotaped recording of an interpretation of that chapter will be provided by Kathrina Loeffler on the Friday evening of every week. The following day a discussion forum will be launched on CMTCAu allowing for surveyors to ask questions and discuss the chapter of the book and Kathrina’s interpretation of the chapter as presented in the video recording. The discussion forum will be open for one week following the launch of the video recording for that chapter.

Responsibility: It is requested that all surveyors prepare for the “discussion forums” by reading the specific chapter the week prior to the video launch. After reading the chapter they should watch the video. The video will include questions to consider and respond to in the discussion forum.



Criterion 5.7 is about developing an "ethics framework to help faculty and staff resolve ethical dilemmas".  This course will help you learn more about how to interpret the evidence for this particular criterion.