GAC Virtual Visit Pilot Information

17 September 2020

Note Concerning COVID-19 & Virtual Visit Pilot

Due to the current COVID-19 virus, to ensure the safety and security of GAC volunteers and applicant programs, GAC is piloting GAC Virtual Visits to select programs as of September 2020.

This information serves as guidance for program administrators preparing for the GAC Virtual Visit.

At the end of the process, GAC will confer an accreditation decision on the applicant program. After the danger of transmission of the virus has passed/lessened, GAC reserves the right to conduct a short physical onsite visit, with a small team, to verify the findings of the Virtual Visit. As with any physical GAC onsite visit, the costs associated with this visit are the responsibility of the accredited program. Any questions or concerns should be shared with GAC staff at [email protected].

Documentation and Process for Pilot Virtual Visit

The GAC Virtual Visit mirrors the on-campus onsite visit, as the Team is verifying the findings from the Self-Assessment Report. The following documentation serves as guidance for the Virtual Visit process and procedures:

  1. GAC Guidance to Programs Hosting GAC Virtual Visit: This document gives an overview of the process, the materials and interviews that the Virtual Visit Team will review, and the estimated timeline.
    Download "GAC Guidance to Programs Hosting GAC Virtual Visit"

  2. GAC Virtual Visit Agenda Template: A sample Agenda Template that is used as the basis for creating the agenda for the Virtual Visit. This will be modified in collaboration with the Team Lead and the Program Representative for the specific Visit.
    Download "GAC Virtual Visit Agenda Template"

  3. GAC Technology Virtual Visit Protocol: The applicant program is responsible for the technology and platform for the Virtual Visit. This document provides information on the protocol for this aspect of the Virtual Visit.
    Download "GAC Technology Virtual Visit Protocol"

  4. GAC Virtual Visit Policy and Disclosure Statement: This statement serves as an overview of the applicant program's responsibilities before and during the Virtual Visit. It is signed by the program and sent back electronically to [email protected].
    Download "GAC Virtual Visit Policy and Disclosure Statement"