In the May issue of the e-newsletter, we asked readers to tell us how long it takes to fill out the online annual report once all the required information is collected.
Whew! Your annual report is submitted. You just graduated another class. Your grads are happily starting their first jobs as brand new certified surgical technologists. Now you can relax for a bit before you have to get ready for the next enrollment. But wait: Your clinical coordinator just informed you he’s resigning and moving away from your community. Your calm transition into the next academic year now has the potential for chaos. No matter what your role is in the faculty hiring process, here are a few tips to get your new instructor up and running ASAP.
Going the Distance: Using Online Learning to Deliver Your Program Statewide Using the “Montana Model”
One of the reasons I left the operating room behind for a teaching career was because everything became too technical. I was spending more time figuring out why the image on the monitor was unclear than I was caring for my patients. When I went back to school, I found myself smack dab in the middle of classes learning about distance learning and wondering about its application in surgical technology education.
This year's Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) and Site Visitors Training for Beginners (SVT-B), both sponsored by the ARC/STSA, was held on May 31, 2016, in sunny San Diego. Held in conjunction with the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Conference, the course is designed to introduce first-year directors with opportunities to learn about the CAAHEP's Standards and Guidelines and its accreditation process.
Money to help fund your education? You bet! In 2016 alone, the ARC/STSA awarded $5050 in scholarships to assist and support 9 students and an educator as they pursue their professional education goals…is your name on the list? Check it out here.
Learn how to navigate the CAAHEP Accreditation Process by attending the all new and updated AFE Workshop on Saturday, August 6, 2016 in Denver/ Aurora, Colorado.