The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards
Standard 17 (2012 Professional Program Standards): Is it acceptable for a Program Director to have an overload as long as the PD is paid for the overload?
The intent of this Standard (2012 Professional Program Standards) is to ensure that program directors are given adequate time and resources to fulfill the requirements of their position and the needs of the program. The PD’s overall load must be comparable to similarly held health care positions at the institution or benchmarked by peer institutions. It is up to the institution to describe a case where this practice is consistent with other health care programs at the institution or peer institutions. If the program cannot verify this practice is consistent with the required benchmarking criterion, the practice would be non-compliant.
POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - Post Professional Standards
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is asking the Program Director to explain and submit documentation demonstrating how this is done. It may be in the form of Course evaluations, but it may also be exit interview data (depending on questions), or other unique metrics that you may have incorporated within your program.
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards): Provide data from student assessment tools that clearly demonstrate the achievement of student learning. Required upload (multiple uploads) Are you looking for grades on exams in different classes?
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is asking the Program Director to explain and submit documentation demonstrating how this is done. This might be in the form of course evaluations, capstone experience evaluations, Practical examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE), student portfolio developments, or other unique metrics that the program utilizes.