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1 National Site Team Chair Continuing Education April 26, 2012 Webinar

2 Participants today: National Site Team Chairs Accreditation Commission Members Welcome to our guests, the Regional Directors National Site Team Chair Training Update

3 This training will: Review the success of the National Site Team Chairs Review the Site Team Process Review expectations Clarify misconceptions Highlight mutual learning from the process Review common issues Provide a forum for input National Site Team Chair Training

4 The National Site Team Chair program has: Improved satisfaction of site visits Reduced numbers of notations Resulted in fewer called reviews after ten-year reviews Expedited National Reviewer process Increased collaboration and collegiality Success of the National Site Team Chairs

5 The accreditation site visit moves: Away from us/them view Toward mutuality to educate students and improve the quality of ACPE CPE Success of the National Site Team Chairs

6 The site visit: Provides collaboration and collegiality Captures unique, creative story and work of the Center Supports the work with students and institution Undergirds Center importance for the institution Affirms Centers compliance with ACPE Standards Notes areas of Centers non-compliance with ACPE Standards Advocates continued success The Imperatives for the Site Visit

7 Site team is: Facilitatorof context and Center-centricity Supporterof the Center and of ACPE Encouragerof the Supervisor and the process Challengerof integration of theory and practice Reviewerof compliance and uniqueness Advocateof continued success Review of Site Visit Expectations

8 Competent Supervisors: Serve administrators and students. Serve the profession and the program. Listen to students learning needs, met and unmet. Seek site team feedback to improve and make changes. Celebrate good work. Competent Site Teams: Review Center as to how it meets ACPE 300 Standards. Look for system dynamics and themes. Recognize parallels and give feedback. See learning needs of students & Supervisor, met and unmet. Listen more than they speak. Have courage, with humility, to say what they see.

9 When centers resist mutuality, site teams will: Rely on fundamentals of meeting Standards Return incomplete material for further work Access checklists Resist reactivity Recommend notations Happily, the Commission has not experienced any centers resisting mutuality since the inception of the program. Review of Site Visit Expectations

10 Pre-Visit Responsible to Center, Accreditation Commission Educates potential regional site team visitors Consults with center supervisor prior to site visit Consults with National Site Team Chair regarding suitability of material, if necessary Serves as liaison between National Site Team Chair and Center Supervisor The Role of the Regional Accreditation Committee Chair

11 During the Visit Can serve as support for regional site team visitors Consults with National Site Team Chair if desired The Role of the Regional Accreditation Committee Chair

12 After the Visit Receives copies of all reports from National Site Team Chair Reports readiness of Center to the Commission Chair for inclusion on consent or non-consent agenda Communicates with regional leaders regarding centers The Role of the Regional Accreditation Committee Chair

13 Pre-Visit Responsible to the Accreditation Commission Chair Avoids conflicts of interest Leads the Site Team and its process Determines suitability of material Forms site teams with Regional Accreditation Chair Educates Site Team members Creates site visit agenda with Center Supervisor Negotiates arrangements for visit Reviews Center material with Site Team The Role of the National Site Team Chair

14 During the Visit Meets with Site Team prior to visit By conference calls pre-visit On site on the first day of the site visit Educates Site Team members as necessary Manages Site Team members accountability Delegates tasks appropriately Assures review is complete Makes initial report to Center at close of visit Arrives in time and stays throughout the visit The Role of the National Site Team Chair

15 After the VisitWritten Reports Streamlines writing into cogent, clear reports Prepares Site Visit ReportPart I within 14 days Receives Center response within 30 days after Center receives Site Visit ReportPart I Prepares Site Visit ReportPart II for delivery to Center and Commission Chair Site Team notes clear descriptions of areas of non-compliance National Reviewer specifies notations and requirements Sends material to National Reviewer as assigned by Commission Chair or designee. The Role of the National Site Team Chair

16 After the Visit Delegates tasks appropriately Ensures that all deadlines are met Provides copies of all reports to Regional Accreditation Chair, Commission chair Assures that: Feedback is secured from Center and Site Team Feedback forms are completed Forms are provided to Accreditation Commission Chair The Role of the National Site Team Chair

17 To the Commission Chair Advises that the Center is ready for Commission review Forwards Center documents to assigned National Reviewer Manages Site Team evaluation of Site Team Chair Ensures Center evaluation of Site Team Chair is received by Commission Requests payment for site visit The Role of the National Site Team Chair

18 The National Reviewer: Receives all materials and reports Consults with center supervisor and National Site Team Chair as desired Reviews areas of non-compliance (when present) Reviews areas for commendation (when present) Makes recommendations to the Commission The Role of the Commission National Reviewer

19 Essentials for the Site Team Chairs: Communicate with Regional Accreditation Chair, Center Supervisor(s), and Site Team members Refuse inadequate material Orient Site Team members to the Site Visit Organize the visit and reporting Delegate tasks appropriately Write professionally and specifically in all reports Meet report deadlines (14/30/14) Reaffirming Basics for National Site Team Chairs

20 Essentials for Regional Site Team Members: Write professionally Arrive on time for orientation Respond in a timely way to requests of the Chair Work collaboratively with the Site Team Meet report deadlines Reaffirming Basics for Regional Site Team Members

21 Site Team and Commission Chairs have limited authority. Site Visit is not a teaching time for administration. Site Visit scheduling is not meant to facilitate vacations for site team visitors. Site Teams describe areas of noncompliance. Timelines are critical and cannot be changed. Collaboration is expected within the Site Team. National Reviewer determines recommendations. National Reviewers may speak with Center Supervisor(s) and may add recommendations for notations or commendations without consulting the Site Team Chair. Accreditation Commission makes final decisions. Clarifications from Feedback

22 Site Visit Reports provide clear documentation of: Site Team training and preparation Site teams on-site compliance verification process Center meeting or not meeting ACPE Standards 300s Site teams assessment of Centers meeting Standards, if applicable Description of recommendation(s) for notation(s) Final recommendations and specific notations are purview of National Reviewers Current reports do not meet USDOE requirements and further instructions about improvements will be forthcoming. Support for USDOE Accreditation

23 What is the process for the National Site Team Chair to determine if material is inadequate? Review material as soon as it arrives. If more than 5-7 areas are out of compliance (need more than minor attention), material may need to be returned. Consult with Regional Accreditation Chair for agreement. Return material as quickly as possible. Center supervisor is responsible to consult with Regional Accreditation Chair about material and rescheduling site visit. Common Challenges

24 How early can the National Site Team Chair contact the Center? First contact at 45-60 days prior to the visit in order for roles to be observed (regional accreditation chair is consultant; national site team chair is assessor). Regional Accreditation Chair is liaison and consultant. Refer supervisors to Regional Accreditation Chair prior to this timeframe. Communicate in writing (e-mail is preferable). Copy the Regional Accreditation Chair on all communication. Common Challenges

25 How can the site team best write the reports to assist the Center and the National Reviewer? Include specific documentation. Always include the following language (with specific center information) in the Site Visit ReportPart II: Grant accreditation for programs of CPE (Level I/Level II) [and Supervisory CPE] with/without recommendation(s) of notation(s). Note if center is institutional, freestanding, or system. Include specific language for recommended notations. Exclude expectations for Center response (National Reviewer describes these expectations). Common Challenges

26 How critical are report deadlines (14/30/14)? Site Teams and Centers must meet timeframes. Neither National Site Team Chair nor Commission Chair has authority to change due dates. Include dates and circumstances when reports are late. Take caution in scheduling site visits after October 15 so as not to conflict with holidays. Commission may assign a notation for Standard 300.1 for late reporting. Common Challenges

27 To whom and when do National Site Team Chairs send reports? Upon completion of Site Visit ReportPart II, National Site Teams Chairs notify the Commission Chair immediately. The Commission Chair/designee assigns National Reviewer. National Site Team Chair sends all material as soon as possible after assignment to the National Reviewer. Commission meeting dates will be communicated to National Site Team Chairs. Dates of ACPE Leadership Meetings are on-line. National Reviewers must have all material in hand at least 30 days prior to the Commission meeting. Common Challenges

28 How do National Reviewers manage notation/commendation recommendations? The National Reviewer receives site team material with recommendations. The National Reviewer peruses material and writes specific recommendations for the Commission. The National Reviewer may contact the Center Supervisor if the matter can be resolved easily. The Center is placed on the non-consent agenda to discuss any recommendations. Recommendations are presented to the Commission. The Commission decides on notations, commendations, or further recommendations to the Center. Common Challenges

29 300.1 All ACPE Centers shall maintain compliance with the ACPE Standards, reports, procedures and fees as detailed in the ACPE Accreditation Manual. Centers are responsible to: Submit student units reports to ACPE within 45 days of the end of each unit Meet deadlines for all accreditation reviews: Timelines within a ten year review (14/30/14) Annual Reports Five Year Reviews Called Reviews Common NotationsTimely Reporting

30 302.3a written agreement that specifies the relationship and operational details between the Center and any agency(ies) whenever a program uses elements from any agency(ies) external to itself. 304.9an agreement for training at the ministry site that includes, but is not limited to: o authorization to visit patients, parishioners, clients; o access to appropriate clinical records and informed consent with regard to use of student materials; and o agreement by the student to abide by Center polices protecting confidentiality and rights of clients/ patients/parishioners. Centers must maintain appropriate written agreements and provide them during reviews. Common NotationsAgreements

31 304.4 a procedure for maintaining student records for ten years, which addresses confidentiality, access, content, and custody of student records should the center be without a supervisor and/or accreditation. (See Guide for Student Records, Appendix 7 B, ACPE Accreditation Manual.) Accredited Centers are responsible to maintain student files appropriately. Centers must keep a facesheet for all students. This is not optional. Please refer to Appendix 7B, page 2, bullet 2. Common NotationsRecords

32 304.7 a policy for ethical conduct of students and program staff consistent with the ACPE Code of Ethics. Accredited Centers are responsible to maintain provide a policy that ensures that its students know requirements for ethical behavior and practice. CPE Students may not be held to the ACPE Code of Ethics, unless they are members of ACPE, Inc. Common NotationsEthics

33 308.8.1supervisors evaluation will be available to the student within 45 calendar days of the completion of the unit. To extend this deadline in rare, unusual circumstances, the supervisor may negotiate with the student and receive approval from the regional accreditation chair to extend this deadline. The supervisors evaluation will document this process, and such extensions must be reported on the next annual report. This remains an issue for some centers. Thanks for identifying these areas of concern. Common NotationsEvaluations

34 What other issues, questions, or concerns do you have? Could you say more about agreements? The best way to understand the need for agreements is to recognize that the only accredited entity is the center itself. Whenever students are placed or educated outside that center, an agreement (satellite program, clinical placement, educational placement, or component site) must be in place to provide the accreditation structure needed to do units of CPE. Agreements also provide protection for the Center and the students. These agreements must be available for review. Questions from Participants

35 What other issues, questions, or concerns do you have? What is the USDOE looking for in reports? For all its accredited entities, the USDOE has stepped up expectations for site visit reports. The reports should be very specific about descriptions of work and assessments. Centers should complete Appendix 5, Parts I and II, and include it with their self-study as demonstration of meeting Standards 300s. More details will be coming soon in regard to these expectations. Questions from Participants

36 If you have other questions after reviewing this presentation, please contact the Chair of the Accreditation Commission. Questions from Participants

37 Thank you for your service to ACPE, Inc., to our accredited centers, and to our colleagues. Thank You!

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