Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE SELF-STUDY The following general instructions apply to the development of the dental assisting program’s self-study report: 1. It is expected that information collected during the self-study will be presented in the order that the sections and questions occur in the Guide . The sections of the report should culminate in a qualitative analysis of the program’s strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind that the program’s written responses must provide the Commission and its visiting committee with enough information to understand the operation of the programs. 2. The suggested format for preparing the report is to state the question and then provide the narrative response. A copy of the Self-Study Guide is available on a word processing program (IBM compatible-Microsoft Word) from the Commission office. 3. All questions posed in the Guide should be addressed. In the event that a program has chosen to meet a particular standard in a manner other than that suggested by the questions, please so indicate and explain how the program complies with the Standards . There is no need to repeat at length information that can be found elsewhere in the documentation. Simply refer the reader to that section of the report or appended documentation which contains the pertinent information. 4. The completed self-study document should include appropriately tabbed sections; pages should be double-sided and numbered sequentially. (The page numbers in the completed document are not expected to correspond to the page numbers in this Guide ). 5. The completed document should include: a. Title Page : The title page should include the name of program and sponsoring institution; street address, city and state, telephone number and area code, fax number; and date of accreditation visit. b. Verification Page : The Commission requests that the institution’s chief executive officer, chief administrator of the academic unit that sponsors the dental assisting program, program administrator and other appropriate administrators of the institution verify that the contents of the completed self-study document are factually correct. The verification page should include the names, titles, and signatures of individuals who have reviewed the self-study report. c. Table of Contents : The table of contents should include the verification page, the summary of factual information, previous site visit recommendations, compliance with Commission policies, sections on each of the 6 Standards , the conclusions and summary of the Self-Study Report and any necessary appendices; page numbers for each section should be identified. 12
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d. Self-Study Report : The Commission encourages programs to develop a self- study report that reflects a balance between outcomes and process and that produces an appropriately brief and cost-effective Self-Study Report . The supportive documentation substantiating the narrative should not exceed what is required to demonstrate compliance with the Standards . Exhibits should be numbered sequentially.
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