ACOTE's Disclosure Statement Regarding Probationary Accreditation Action

The occupational therapy assistant program at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa, was placed on Probationary Accreditation effective August 4, 2017, for failure to comply with 2011 OTA Standards [pdf] A.2.13 (Sufficient Faculty), A.3.7 (Evaluation on a Regular Basis), A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report), A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data), A.6.5 (Program Philosophy), A.6.7 (Curriculum Design), A.6.8 (Documented Assessment Measures), and the following B content areas: B.1.5 (Ethical and Practical Considerations), B.1.6 (Global Social Issues), B.2.9 (Support for the Quality of Life), B.4.5 (Compare and Contrast the Role of the OT and OTA), B.5.6 ! (Development, Remediation, and Compensation for Physical, Mental, Functions), B.5.9 (Adapt Processes or Environments), B.5.18 (Health Literacy), B.5.27 (Care Coordination, Case Management, and Transition Services), B.5.30 (Collect, Organize, and Report on Data), B.7.6 (Ongoing Processes for Quality Improvement), B.7.7 (Supervision of Personnel), B.7.8 (Responsibility for Providing Fieldwork Education), B.9.5 (Professional Responsibilities Related to Liability Issues), B.9.9 (Providing Service on a Contractual Basis), and B.9.12 (Consumer Access to OT Services).

At its December 2017 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Plan of Correction submitted by the occupational therapy assistant program and determined that the program returned to compliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.3.7 (Evaluation on a Regular Basis), A.6.5 (Program Philosophy), A.6.8 (Documented Assessment Measures), and B.1.5 (Ethical and Practical Considerations). However, the program remained in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.13 (Sufficient Faculty), A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report), A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data), A.6.7 (Curriculum Design), and the following B content areas: B.1.6 (Global Social Issues), B.2.9 (Support for the Quality of Life), B.4.5 (Compare and Contrast the Role of the OT and OTA), B.5.6 (Development, Remediation, and Compensation for Physical, Mental, Functions),! B.5.9 (Adapt Processes or Environments), B.5.18 (Health Literacy), B.5.27 (Care Coordination, Case Management, and Transition Services), B.5.30 (Collect, Organize, and Report on Data), B.7.6 (Ongoing Processes for Quality Improvement), B.7.7 (Supervision of Personnel), B.7.8 (Responsibility for Providing Fieldwork Education), B.9.5 (Professional Responsibilities Related to Liability Issues), B.9.9 (Providing Service on a Contractual Basis), and B.9.12 (Consumer Access to OT Services). The program’s status remained Probationary Accreditation.

At its April 2018 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Progress Report submitted by the occupational therapy assistant program and determined that the program returned to compliance with the following B content areas: B.1.6 (Global Social Issues), B.4.5 (Compare and Contrast the Role of the OT and OTA), B.5.9 (Adapt Processes or Environments), B.5.18 (Health Literacy), B.7.7 (Supervision of Personnel), and B.7.8 (Responsibility for Providing Fieldwork Education). However, the program remained in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.13 (Sufficient Faculty), A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report), A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data), A.6.7 (Curriculum Design), and the following B content areas: B.2.9 (Support for the Quality of Life), B.5.6 (Development, Remediation, and Compensation for Physical, Mental, Functions), B.5.27 (Care Coordination, Case Management, and Transition Services), B.5.30 (Collect, Organize, and Report on Data), B.7.6 (Ongoing Processes for Quality Improvement), B.9.5 (Professional Responsibilities Related to Liability Issues), B.9.9 (Providing Service on a Contractual Basis), and B.9.12 (Consumer Access to OT Services). The program’s status remained Probationary Accreditation.

At its August 2018 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Progress Report submitted by the occupational therapy assistant program and determined that the program returned to compliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.13 (Sufficient Faculty), A.6.7 (Curriculum Design), and the following B content areas: B.2.9 (Support for the Quality of Life), B.5.6 (Development, Remediation, and Compensation for Physical, Mental, Functions), B.5.27 (Care Coordination, Case Management, and Transition Services), B.5.30 (Collect, Organize, and Report on Data), B.7.6 (Ongoing Processes for Quality Improvement), B.9.5 (Professional Responsibilities Related to Liability Issues), B.9.9 (Providing Service on a Contractual Basis), and B.9.12 (Consumer Access to OT Services). However, the program remained in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report), and A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data). In addition, based on review of the program director credentials, ACOTE determined that the program was in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.2 (Program Director Credentials) and A.2.5 (Additional FTE Faculty). The program’s status remained Probationary Accreditation.

At its December 2018 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Plan of Correction and Progress Report submitted by the occupational therapy assistant program and determined that the program returned to compliance with 2011 OTA Standard A.5.4 (Annual Evaluation Report). However, the program remained in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.2 (Program Director Credentials), A.2.5 (Additional FTE Faculty), A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), A.5.3 (Program Evaluation), and A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data). The program’s status remained Probationary Accreditation.

At its April 2019 meeting, ACOTE reviewed the Progress Report submitted by the occupational therapy assistant program and determined that the program returned to compliance with 2011 Standards A.2.5 (Additional FTE Faculty) and A.5.3 (Program Evaluation). However, the program remains in noncompliance with 2011 OTA Standards A.2.2 (Program Director Credentials), A.5.1 (Strategic Plan), A.5.2 (Faculty Professional Development Plans), and A.5.5 (Use of Evaluation Data). The program’s status remains Probationary Accreditation.

The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standards within the mandated time period for correction.

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