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Accreditation news and updates from
The Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program
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OCTOBER 2016
Hi Everyone,

It's hard to believe we are already a month into the 2016-17 school year!  It is definitely a busy time of year, so we have decided to keep this edition of What's New fairly short, as we know your time is at a premium right now.


We are very excited to share our new video Volunteering as a Peer Reviewer with the OTA & PTA EAP.  A special thank you to all those who participated in this video.  Your perspectives are invaluable and will hopefully assist others as they consider volunteering for this important role.

Wondering what evidence to include in your Self Study Report?  Check out the video answer to this frequently asked question below.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you.  Any and all questions are welcome!

Sincerely,
Amanda Walton
Program Manager
VIDEO: VOLUNTEERING AS A PEER REVIEWER WITH THE OTA & PTA EAP
Click above to be taken to our YouTube Channel to view the video
INTERESTED IN JOINING A TEAM?
We would love to have your expertise on one of our teams.  Here's a look at our upcoming vacancies:
Our Peer Review Team Accreditation Handbook contains a wealth of information about the accreditation process and your role as a peer reviewer.  Click below to view the 2016 revision of the handbook.
PRT Accreditation Handbook
If you are not already part of our pool of peer reviewers, and would like to learn more about eligibility and to apply, please click below to access our Eligibility Guidelines, Application Form and other resources.
GUIDE-05 Eligibility to Become a PRT Member
FORM-03 PRT Application Form
ACC-01 Appointment to the Pool of PRT Members
TOR-01 Peer Review Teams
Looking for more information , please contact Amanda Walton at amanda.walton@otapta.ca.
QUESTION FROM AN EDUCATION PROGRAM -  SELECTING EVIDENCE
"How do we decide what evidence to include for each criterion?"  
Find the Answer
PUTTING YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD: NEW FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS FOR SELF STUDY AND PROGRESS REPORTS
In August, we published the revised Program Accreditation Handbook.  Among the changes was the addition of Formatting Requirements for the Self Study Report.  These requirements were developed in response to feedback from both our affiliated programs who asked for more direction regarding how to best lay our these documents and from peer reviewers who are looking for a standardized format to enable them to find the evidence that is being referenced in the SSR.
 

As you prepare for your next SSR or Progress Report submission, please be sure you are familiar with these requirements.  You can find them outlined beginning on page 15 of the Program Accreditation Handbook.  Click the button below to view.
Program Accreditation Handbook
QUESTIONS?
Amanda Walton, OTA & PTA EAP Program Manager is available to answer questions about all aspects of our accreditation program. Whether you have questions about about applying for candidacy status, or what is involved in becoming a Peer Review Team member; do not hesitate to ask.
 
By Phone: (226) 636-0632 extension 103
Or by Email: amanda.walton@otapta.ca
If you have comments about this newsletter or suggestions for future topics, please email: adminassist@otapta.ca
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