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To get more detailed information about accreditation and the accreditation process please select a section from below.

WELCOME! HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ACCREDITATION

  • Who's responsible for answering the question? You.
  • Committees on Accreditation (CoAs) and CAAHEP help you manage the process.
  • The Accreditation Process is Ongoing, Not a One-Time Thing
  • Other Kinds of Accreditation

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY 'QUALITY?'

WHO CARES, AND WHY?

  • The Public's Stake in Accreditation
  • Your Students' Stake in Accreditation
  • Professions' Stake in Accreditation

ACCREDITATION WORKS BECAUSE OF A PROCESS

STANDARDS and GUIDELINES

  • What is a 'Standard?'
  • What is a 'Guideline?'

MEASURES OF QUALITY: 'OUTCOMES' AND 'INPUTS' as Found in Standards and Guidelines

DOMAINS OF LEARNING: Cognitive, Psychomotor, Affective -- words in Standards about Curriculum

INITIAL AND CONTINUING ACCREDITATION

  • Initial
  • Continuing
  • Probationary
  • Is Your Program Accredited? With What Status?

IS ACCREDITATION VOLUNTARY?

  • Yes...
  • ... And No

ACCREDITATION WORKS BECAUSE OF A STRUCTURE

  • What's a Committee on Accreditation (CoA)? Which One Is Yours?
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP)
  • Fees That Get Paid to CoAs and CAAHEP
  • What Does CAAHEP Do That You Need to Care About?
  • How Do Committees on Accreditation (CoAs) and CAAHEP Function Together?

BEGINNING YOUR ACCREDITATION PROCESS

  • Getting ready for the process.
  • Who can answer your questions?

THE TWO LARGEST ACTIVITIES: SELF-STUDY & SITE VISIT

  • Introduction
  • Self Study Tips
  • Site Visit Tips

TO ERR IS HUMAN. SUPPOSE THAT THINGS GO BADLY, WHAT THEN?

SOME ACCREDITATION HUMOR

  • Video
  • Video
  • Video
  • Devil and St. Peter story