At the April 7, 2011 meeting of the NAACLS Board of Directors, in addition to accreditation and approval awards recommended by the RCAP and PARC, the following actions were taken:
-A proposed change in Standard 7 to include the requirement that all programs publish outcomes measures in materials shared with students and applicants was approved for release with a request for public comment. The change is proposed as a means of bringing NAACLS into compliance with the 2010 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) regulations. (See article by Daniel Tice on page 3).
-Adopted was the policy that initial applicant programs will have three review opportunities within one year to submit a complete preliminary report. If the report is not complete after three reviews, the program will be denied approval and required to begin anew with submission of a new application and repayment of the application fee.
-Adopted was the policy that experience as a Program Director be added as a criterion for approval as Program Consultant.
-Elections for Board members were conducted. Re-elected to the Board for a second term were Hugh Bonner (Public Member) and Gerald Phipps (AAPA Representative).
-Elections for RCAP and PARC members were conducted. Re-elected for a second term on the RCAP were Zoe Ann Durkin as HT Educator and James Daly as MLT Educator. Elected for a first term on the RCAP were Mara Williams as MLT Educator, Vanessa Johnson as MLS Educator, and Susan Orton as DMS Educator. Elected for a first term on the PARC was Amber Tuten as Phlebotomy Educator.
In addition to Board actions, reports from NAACLS’ sponsoring and participating organizations and current task forces were received and discussed.