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Author: Barb Ostrove

Barb Ostrove

May 20, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE **************************************************************************************************** UPDATE ON REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACOTE REGARDING MOVING TO DISTANT 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 distant 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 […]

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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 program’s 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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As you may have heard, AOTA moved on December 16, 2019. AOTA’s (and ACOTE’s) new office address is 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 (previously 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814). The phone numbers and email addresses are unchanged. Please begin changing ACOTE’s contact information to the new address on […]

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At the July 2019 meeting, ACOTE voted that all programs must adhere to a full comprehensive review prior to accreditation term expiration. Therefore, programs that have decided to keep their master’s program open and are no longer transitioning (e.g., developing the OTD and closing the master’s level) must now complete a full self-study and participate […]

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When reporting program numbers to ACOTE, please provide the exact number of students in the cohort. If there are multiple programs, please report cohort size per program, an aggregate score will no longer be accepted.

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