ERIC Number: ED186447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Accreditation Policies and Procedures for the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, IL.
The history, process, and policies of accreditation for colleges of osteopathic medicine are outlined in full with particular emphasis on institutional self-assessment in order to promote significant and substantive educational change and to encourage each college to set its own goals and directions. The basic process is described as institutional self-study followed by an on-site evaluation by a committee of professional peers. The characteristics of an effective institutional self-study are presented and procedures are described. This study is designed to be used by the visiting team which reports to the Committee on Colleges of the American Osteopathic Association with a recommendation regarding accreditation. Procedures are also presented for the provisional accreditation of proposed new colleges of osteopathic medicine. Guidelines are presented for implementation of the actual standards for colleges of osteopathic medicine. (Author/CTM)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, College Administration, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Medical Schools, Osteopathy, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Student Development, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, IL.