Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ten Tips for Successful Advisory Committee Meetings

Date posted: October 12th, 2016

All program directors know it takes the input and collaboration of many individuals and entities to make a program run: the college, administration, dean, staff, students, accreditation agencies, and communities served all play a role. One key element every institution needs to obtain and maintain accreditation for its surgical technology and surgical assisting programs is an advisory committee. The purpose of these committees is to assist educators and administrators in assessing a program’s goals and learning domains, and providing feedback. In other words, advisory committees help programs run successfully. However, they can be difficult for program directors to manage.

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Educator’s Scholarship Recipient Working Toward MHA and MBA Degrees

Date posted: October 12th, 2016

The ARC/STSA Educator’s Scholarship Program is designed to assist surgical technology and surgical assisting educators pursuing academic degrees with the intent of furthering their careers in the field of surgical technology or surgical assisting education. A scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded annually to the selected recipient.

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An Overview of the ARC/STSA Board of Directors

Date posted: October 12th, 2016

The ARC/STSA Board of Directors is the governing body for the Accreditation Review Council on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting—the only Committee on Accreditation (CoA) recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) to determine recommended accreditation action on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting programs. Continue reading


ARC/STSA Executive Director Appointment

Date posted: October 6th, 2016

The ARC/STSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald O. Kruzel, CST, MA, CAE as our new Executive Director. Check out the details about of the management team transition. Continue reading