ERIC Number: ED200161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Developing the Hahnemann School of Respiratory Therapy Advisory Committee.
Gross, Raymond C.
A practicum was conducted to develop a guide for establishing a respiratory therapy program advisory committee for the Hahnemann School of Respiratory Therapy. A need existed to appoint such a group in order to satisfy accreditation agency requirements to maintain status as an approved program. Background information on the respiratory therapy program is presented. A literature review demonstrated that while advisory groups are relatively new to allied health, they have been an integral part of vocational education for more than 60 years. The literature review and sample documents and guidelines became a basis for developing a set of documents and a plan of action that have been presented to the faculty for implementation. The review of documents from other allied health programs demonstrated that the organizational design, function, and composition of such committees were variable. A key point that was discussed in several of the reviewed works was that the effectiveness of the advisory committee depended upon proper guidance from the program. Since the group will be of maximum benefit to the program if it does not act simply as a rubber stamp for the program, faculty members are not eligible for membership. Statements, which are appended, pertain to the charges and limitations of the committee, its organizational design, and procedures for initial and on-going development. Additionally, the following materials are appended: a proposed agenda for the committee's first and second meetings, a proposal for the annual program of work for the committee, an evaluation plan and evaluation form, a list of requirements for accreditation, and a bibliography. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hahnemann School of Respiratory Therapy PA; Respiratory Therapy
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Appendix A, "Essentials of an Accredited Educational Program for the Respiratory Therapist," has been removed by ERIC for copyright reasons.