At the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators [AFE] Workshop, offered from 8:00 am -3:00 pm on Saturday, August 5, 2017 the ARC/STSA will guide you through CAAHEP’s accreditation Standards and Guidelines and the accreditation process to enhance your accreditation knowledge, permitting your program to optimize the benefits of this prestigious accreditation.
As program directors, our line of work educating and having the power to make a difference is pretty awesome, but very imperfect! Giving back to the healthcare community and training the new generation of surgical technologists and assistants is very rewarding even when it has its challenges — but challenges are nothing new to us, right? We all strive to make the year ahead of us as positive as possible.
Tamara Simmons joined ARC/STSA as the director of accreditation services on December 1 of last year. She brings an extensive background of service in higher education, having served as the director of student services, director of student affairs and graduate employment, and academic dean at various colleges. We sat down with Ms. Simmons to discuss her new role, and what she’s most looking forward to in 2017.