Under the CAATE system of accreditation, accreditation is a continuing process. Should a program not submit the self-study at the required time, the ATEP will be placed on probation and ultimately, may have its accreditation removed involuntarily. All self-studies are due July 1st. If a program's accreditation certificate says 2014-15, the self-study is due July 1 of 2014. A window of dates will be determined and the site visit must occur during those dates in the fall of 2014 or spring of 2015. The date of the site visit is determined between the program director and the site visitors (once they are assigned). The first online self studies will be the July 1, 2014. submissions.
Your site visit does not have to be in the same semester as it was during the last site visit cycle. Self-studies are due the July 1st before your next accreditation cycle. See question above for the definition of an accreditation cycle.
All programs will now submit Self-Studies through e-Accreditation. The Self-Study Tab in e-Accred will become available to programs 1 year prior to the due date for the program's next comprehensive review (July 1 of each year). Programs that are not within 1 year of their accreditation cycle will have access to the Internal Program Review (IPR).
The 2012 Standards do not specify amount or type of administrative support. The institution should use a system that is appropriate to achieve the stated mission and goals. Standard 81 addresses resources in general:
Standard 81: The program must receive adequate, equitable, and annually available resources necessary to meet the program's size and documented mission and outcomes. Funding must be commensurate with other comparable health care programs. If no such similar program exists at the institution, then benchmark with healthcare programs at peer institutions.
That is correct. If the Program Director feels the program is non-compliant with any of the Standards, the PD should select No for the appropriate section. A pop-up window will appear for an explanation of an "No" response.
Only include AT core courses, not pre-requisites or courses outside the department that are included as basic science courses.
No, only indicated the number of faculty vacancies that were approved but not filled during the reporting year. (2012-13)
Please indicate only if you have been notified of the CAATE of any pending progress reports. Because the Annual Report Reviewers do not currently know which programs are scheduled to submit progress reports, this will prevent them from asking for an additional progress report on the same non-compliance.
Because the knowledge and skills in the Athletic Training Educational Competencies are of a higher skill level than first aid or ECC, students do not have to have formal certification in either of those areas. The content must be taught and evaluated, but there is no requirement to have "cards" to document instruction. Documentation might be completed through the curriculum module/matrix and/or in the course syllabi in which the content is taught and evaluated. Please note however that candidates who sit for the BOC exam MUST have documentation of ECC with a card to verify.