ERIC Number: ED359992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Allied Medical Education Accreditation Process Study: Final Report.
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
The allied medical education accreditation process in Canada, coordinated by review committees of the Canadian Medical Association in collaboration with 36 national organizations, encompasses more than 570 accredited sites and involves approximately 120 programs in 10 allied medical disciplines. To help ensure that the accreditation process remains relevant to the needs of programs and partner organizations, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to 840 accreditation participants in March 1990, including all individuals responsible for accredited programs at community colleges, institutes of technology, and clinical sites, as well as presidents and committee members of accrediting partner organizations. A total of 600 surveys were returned for a 71% response rate. Survey results included the following: (1) 90% of the respondents were satisfied with the accreditation process; (2) 69% of the respondents believed that the benefits of accreditation are equal to or greater than the cost; (3) 67% of the respondents were in agreement with the present arrangement for paying for accreditation, although 14% viewed the current arrangement as a problem, and 5% viewed it as a major problem; (4) 87% of the respondents strongly agreed that the present objectives of accreditation should be retained with minor modifications; (5) 56% of the respondents favored the inclusion of post-diploma programs in the accreditation process; and (6) 93% of the respondents thought the time between accreditation surveys should be 5 years or less. Sixteen recommendations for program improvement and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Administrator Attitudes, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Canadian Medical Association, 1867 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3Y6 ($5 Canadian).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada