No new academy functions perfectly. Even well established and highly functioning academies benefit from self-examination and refinement. Ensuring and improving the quality of a career academy requires engaging in a regular cycle of improvement.
- Academy implementation
Program leaders regularly assess the academy’s functionality, studying its strengths and weaknesses. This involves gathering feedback from key stakeholders, including students.
- Academy refinements
All stakeholders, including students, are surveyed regularly and their input is considered. These reviews lead to plans to address any problems. Such plans include timetables and benchmarks for improvement.
- Reflection of the academy’s mission and goals
The refinements refer back to the academy’s underlying mission and goals and are supported by data, evidence and/or survey results.