Monthly Archives: June 2020

Maintaining Safety & Quality When Reopening Labs: Issues to Consider During a Pandemic

Date posted: June 30th, 2020

Join a roundtable presentation of how program directors have worked to maintain safety and quality as they reopened their on-campus labs. This webinar, hosted by the ARC/STSA, EdAccred and AST, will explore lab policies and procedures to incorporate social distancing, student and faculty safety measurements, and skill competency activities during the pandemic. Continue reading

3 Months In: Reflections and Tips for Instructors in Our New Normal

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

As educators, we have just finished our most challenging semester yet. Some programs have been relatively fortunate, while others have faced unimaginable burdens and losses. I personally have found this semester to be a challenge and a learning opportunity. Continue reading

Honing Your Craft — From OR to Classroom

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

Surgical technologists and surgical assistants who answer the call to be educators are not always trained as such. We come as skilled practitioners who have dedicated years to perfecting our craft, ensure each surgical procedure runs as smoothly as a philharmonic symphony. As educators, we all strive to bring that same passion, effort and dedication to the instruction of our students. Continue reading

Going the Distance: What We Can Learn from Distance Education Specialists

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

As instructors acclimate to online learning, they have been identifying methods and tools that work best for their students in real-time. For distance educators, the concept is not so new. We spoke with two experts in the field to understand what can be learned from their experience regularly working in a remote teaching environment. Continue reading

Stories of Hope and Inspiration During Quarantine

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

For many, this semester has been stressful, but it has also been a time of resilience. Students and teachers have joined forces to overcome obstacles and make the most of this experience. Enjoy these stories of hope and inspiration from educators across the country.  Continue reading

The Faces of ARC/STSA: New Positions Announced for Erin Monroy and Kayla Tufano

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

ARC/STSA is pleased to share that Erin Monroy has been promoted to operations coordinator, and Kayla Tufano has been promoted to accreditation specialist. Continue reading

Congrats to Programs Earning Initial and Continuing Accreditation

Date posted: June 12th, 2020

ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology and surgical assisting programs for recently receiving grants of initial and continuing accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for these programs to reach such important milestones. Continue reading