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2008 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting. Standard I Sponsorship. I. Sponsorship. A. Sponsoring Educational Institution must be one of the following: 1.a postsecondary academic institution - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • 2008 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting

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  • Standard I Sponsorship

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  • *2008 Standards *I. SponsorshipA. Sponsoring Educational Institution must be one of the following:1.a postsecondary academic institutionaccredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education or2.a foreign post-secondary academic institution acceptable to CAAHEP,

    Institution is authorized under applicable law or other acceptable authority to provide a post-secondary program, which awards a minimum of a diploma/certificate at the completion of the program

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  • *2008 Standards *I. SponsorshipB. Consortium Sponsor1.Consists of two or more members for the purpose of operating an educational program. At least one of the members of the consortium must meet the requirements of a sponsoring educational institution as described in I.A.2Responsibilities of each member of the consortium mustbe clearly documented as a formal affiliation agreement or memorandum of understanding, which include governance and lines of authority.

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  • SponsorshipExample of a consortium: Rad Tech students take part of the courses at the school and part at the hospital in the Radiology department.*2008 Standards *

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  • *2008 Standards *I. SponsorshipMultiple Program OptionsPrograms with multiple optionsProgram must submit separate self-studiesSurveyor must complete separate (2) on-site reports.Call if get to site and unexpectedly find multiple programs

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  • *2008 Standards *I. SponsorshipC. Responsibilities of Sponsormust assure that the provisions of these Standards are met.

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    I. Sponsorship EvidenceSelf Study Report found in dividers A-1 through A-41.Institutional accreditation letter2.Organizational chart3.Narrative of program

    On Site Institutional certificate/letter- check for current datesIf any questions arise regarding accreditation status, check with the college administration or call the Accreditation Department at 1-800-228-2262, identify self, state conducting on site survey

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  • *2008 Standards *Questions About Sponsorship?

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  • *2008 Standards *Standard II Program Goals

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsProgram Goals and Outcomes must bea written statement of the programs goals and learning domains

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsProgram Goals and Outcomes must beconsistent with and responsive to the demonstrated needs and expectations of the various communities of interest served by the educational program.The communities of interest (COI) that are served by the program must include, but are not limited to, students, graduates, faculty, sponsor administration, employers, physicians, and the public

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program Goals

    A. Program-specific statements of goals and learning domains provide the basis for program planning, implementation and evaluation Goals must be based upon the substantiated needs of health care providers, employers, and the educational needs of the student. compatible with both the mission of the sponsoring institution(s) and the expectations of the communities of interest and nationally accepted standards of roles and functions

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsB. Appropriateness of Goals and Learning DomainsThe program mustregularly assess its goals and learning domains.

    Program personnel must identify and respond to changes in the needs and/or expectations of its communities of interest.

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsB. Appropriateness of Goals and Learning DomainsAn advisory committee, which is representative of the communities of interest, mustbe designated and charged with the responsibility of meeting at LEAST ANNUALLYassist program and sponsor personnel in formulating and periodically revising appropriate goals and learning domains

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  • II. Program GoalsDefinition: Communities of Interest are an approach whereby various constituents come together for the purpose of meaningful exchange, and doing so collaboratively across the community of people who share a common interest. Examples: Public, student*2008 Standards *

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsB. Appropriateness of Goals and Learning DomainsAn advisory committee, which is representative of these communities of interest, mustmonitor needs and expectationsensure program responsiveness to change.

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsC. Minimum Expectations Must have the following goal defining minimum expectations: To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program GoalsC. Minimum Expectationseducational goals beyond entry-level competence must clearly delineate this intent provide evidence that all students have achieved the basic competencies prior to entry into the field

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  • *2008 Standards *II. Program Goals - EvidenceSelf Study Report - Dividers B1 through B-4, E1, 1.College mission statement - catalog2.Statement of program goals and expected learning outcomes for the 3 domains catalog, handbook or syllabi3.Check advisory committee meeting minutes for meeting at least annually, all communities of interest represented, and responsiveness to goals and needs of program.On Site Discuss any concerns with the above findings.

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  • *2008 Standards *Program Goals

    Questions?

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    Standard III Resources

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  • *2008 Standards *III. Resources A. Type and AmountProgram resources mustbe sufficient to ensure the achievement of the programs goals and outcomes.

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  • *2008 Standards *III. ResourcesA. Type and AmountProgram resources must include, but are not limited to

    FacultySupplies and equipmentSupport staffFacilitiesClerical staffFinancesInstructional materialsCurriculumComputer resourcesPracticum SitesFaculty cont edOffices

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  • *2008 Standards *III. Resources - EvidenceSelf Study Report - Dividers D-4 through D-7 and Form F1, F 5-8Check list of resources that include equipment, supplies, instructional reference materials, finances (budget), facilities, and continuing education for staff and faculty. Review budget for adequate monies to maintain program

    On Site Tour FacilitiesCheck classrooms, labs, offices, equipment, supplies, computers, printers, instructional reference materials, and any other resources made available to students and faculty.Interview faculty to verify resources meet their needsInterview students to verify supplies/equipment are in working order and adequate numbers

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  • *2008 Standards *Resources - PhysicalQuestions?

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  • *2008 Standards *III. ResourcesB. PersonnelThe sponsor mustAppoint sufficient faculty and staff with theNecessary qualifications to perform functions identified in documented job descriptions and toTo achieve programs stated goals and outcomes

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  • *2008 Standards *III. ResourcesB.1. Program Director a. ResponsibilitiesMust:Be responsible for the effectiveness of the program including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning and development

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  • *2008 Standards *III. ResourcesB.1. Program Directorb. Qualifications - Must haveminimum of an associate degree instruction in educational theory and techniquescredential in medical assisting by a nationally accredited credentialing organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Unless a full-time medical assisting faculty member is so credentialeda minimum of 3 years experience in healthcare, including a minimum of 40 hours of experience in an ambulatory health care setting performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures of medical assisting

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  • *2008 Standards *III. ResourcesPersons approved as program directors under previous Standards will continue to be approved in that position. If a person leaves his/her current position and takes another position with another program the person would not be approved in the new position. It is not transferable.

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  • *2008 Standards *III. Resources - EvidenceSelf Study Report - Divider C1 and Form F61.Job Descriptions for program director2. CV for program director Resume

    On Site Interview PD to verify responsibilities on job description are what is expected of PDVerify college transcript and credential certificateVerify 3 years of healthcare work experienceVerify 40 hours of ambulatory experienceVerify transcripts/certificates in ed theory and techniques

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  • *2008 Standards *III. Resources

    Program Director Qualification Guideline:Instruction in educational theory and techniques may include college courses,seminars, workshops, or in-service on topics such as learning theoryinstructional design test constructionteaching methodology or assessment techniques

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  • *2008 Standards *Instruction in Educational Theory and Techniques continuedWhat it

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