The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions
No, there is nothing that needs to be submitted to the CAATE to notify a change in CEC. You will need to make the changes in eAccreditation in relation to officials as well as faculty profiles. Additionally, Standards 16 and 17 (2012 Professional Standards) may need to be adjusted with regard to FTE and PD/CEC course load, if that changes with this transition.
Typically the institution will stipulate how many years student records should be kept. The CAATE doesn’t require a certain time period, although it does state which records must be kept for students within your program (Standards 98-105, 2012 Professional Program Standards). Programs should keep in mind their specific outcome measures and how those are measured. For instance, if a program’s plan regarding a specific outcome states a specific timeframe for intended change or measurement, then the program would need to maintain student records for that time period to demonstrate plan effectiveness and outcome monitoring.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - 2012 Professional Program Standards
Who exactly is included as faculty when it comes to Standards 25-29 (2012 Professional Program Standards); when it talks about instruction of athletic training knowledge, skills, and abilities? Depending on how you read this, it could be anyone teaching psychology, physiology, anatomy, etc. to the more athletic training specific classes such as evaluation techniques, therapeutic modalities, etc. Who is to be included when providing information on the self-study/annual report for these Standards? And if it is every course such as anatomy and biology, do I need to provide the information for every possible teacher in that department that may teach one of those sections of classes?
Only include AT core courses. Pre-requisites or courses outside the department that are included as basic science courses do not need to be included.
VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL FAQS
Programs Voluntarily Withdrawing for Standard 11: Will they have to continue to submit a Progress Report even though the program mathematically will not meet the 70%?
Yes. It is expected that programs will remain in compliance with ALL Standards during the withdrawal process. Programs that have non-compliances with the Standards will be required to complete Progress Reports on the noncompliant Standards until the withdrawal date.