Dental Hygiene Education “Competency-Based” Dental Accreditation Commission Foothill Dental Hygiene –Program Competencies –Integrated into Curriculum –ePortfolios as Evaluation
Four Core Competencies Process of Patient Care Health Ed. Strategies Infection & Hazard Control Ethical & Legal Considerations
Portfolio Guidelines Competencies updated Quarterly –Orientation for reviewer –Reflection Evidence-based –References to sources
Evaluation of portfolios Quarterly –Lead instructor for 1 st or 2 nd year cohort. At the end of 2 years –Two to three faculty Rubrics & projects reviewed annually
What was learned … Pros –Career Tool –Articulation for B.S. –Students track progress –Program Review Considerations –Clarity of Guidelines –Faculty must buy-in –Consistent evaluation –Professional vs. “social” –Technology Skills
Dental Hygiene Video Interviews with students and instructor end of February of 2009.
Dental Hygiene ePortfolios Graduates of 2009 Aviv Alberts YongJun Ahn