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Author: Barb Ostrove

Barb Ostrove

New ACOTE Members and Officers The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTEâ) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new ACOTE members who recently began their first term on ACOTE: Velvet L. Hewett, OT/L, MPA Director of Rehabilitation UC San Diego Health La Jolla, CA Kristi McLeod, MS, BBA, COTA, DCS Associate […]

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Update from the ACOTE® meeting in August 2020. POLICY CHANGES AND CLARIFICATION Reporting Requirements for Spring 2021 (ACOTE® Policy IV.B.1. Additions or Changes) The US Department of Education expanded their broad approval for the use of distance education until December 31, 2020. Programs do NOT need to submit changes to ACOTE® if they are continuing […]

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I hope everyone is well and safe and looking forward to students returning in the fall either virtually or in person. A few updates from Accreditation: ACOTE has a new website at: acoteonline.org. The website contains information for developing programs, transitioning programs, and programs that are going through the process of reaccreditation. I encourage you […]

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The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is pleased to announce the results of its recent election. Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L, ACOTE’s current Treasurer, was elected as the new ACOTE Chairperson, beginning in August 2021. Chairperson-Elect Kilburg is Professor and Director of the Occupational Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. […]

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May 20, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE **************************************************************************************************** UPDATE ON REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACOTE REGARDING MOVING TO DISTANCE EDUCATION IN THE FALL: The US Department of Education is expanding their broad approval for the use of distance education until December 31, 2020. ACOTE is upholding the Department’s recommendation and allowing programs to continue using distance education without […]

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May 12, 2020 FAQs regarding COVID-19 Please continue to monitor the ACOTE website at www.acoteonline.org for previous and continuous updates. If you have any questions please email the Accreditation Department at: accred@aota.org. ************************************************************************************************************* Q: Do I need to submit a change request to ACOTE if our college moves to emergency remote teaching for fall 2020 if the change […]

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ACOTE is requesting that information be provided at the time of the 2021 annual report regarding how programs adapted to COVID19. To help organize this content there is a template posted here: For Programs, Forms, COVID19 Reporting Template. This template is provided as a guide only, it is not a required format.  

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Statement from ACOTE® regarding COVID-19   Please continue to monitor www.acoteonline.org (announcements & newsletters) for previous and continuous updates. If you have any questions please email the Accreditation Department at: accred@aota.org. These FAQs are based on recent questions received from faculty and students. ************************************************************************************************************* Q: Will the accreditation term be extended for programs that are […]

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ACOTE continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation and are working to assist programs through this difficult time. ACOTE understands that occupational therapy educational programs and faculty members are working diligently to find ways to continue the education of their students during this pandemic. Many programs have created innovative education products and pathways to ensure […]

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The Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on OT and OTA programs. ACOTE will continuously review its accreditation processes and, when possible, provide flexibility within the confines of the rules and regulations that they must adhere. This assures that ACOTE can […]

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