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Austin Community College OTA Program Advisory Committee. October 26, 2010 Estrella Godinez OTR, MOT. 2010-2011 Program Goals. Program Goals 70% of students enrolled in OTA program will progress through the program without interruption.

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Austin Community CollegeOTA Program Advisory Committee

October 26, 2010

EstrellaGodinez OTR, MOT


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2010-2011 Program Goals

  • Program Goals

  • 70% of students enrolled in OTA program will progress through the program without interruption.

  • OTA graduates pass rate on the National Board of Certification Examination will meet or exceed the national average.

  • 80% of graduates will be employed in traditional or non-traditional wellness or health care settings 6 months post graduation.

  • New graduates of the OTA program will rate the program’s effectiveness on an average score of “3” as measured by the Graduate Survey.

  • 100% of OTA faculty will be rated as “Good” or above by students on the Faculty Evaluation Survey.

  • Job technical skills will be rated at “3” or above by employers of OTA program graduates.

  • Work place behaviors will be rated at “3” or above by employers of OTA program graduates


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NBCOT Exam Results

  • 2007 – 2009: Three Year Totals

    • Number of graduates = 25

    • Number of first-time NBCOT test takers = 24

    • Number of first-time takers who passed = 24

    • Percentage of first-time takers who passed = 100 %


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Program Enrollment


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Class of 2010-2012

  • 46 applicants submitted

    • 35 accepted as complete applications

    • 20 selected for enrollment Fall 2010


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Current Total Enrollment in OTA Program

  • 2nd year students – 16

  • 1st year students - 20


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2010-2011 OTA Degree Plan Update

  • Neurology Updated

    • Summer 2010 – first class with Lab component

  • OTHA 1161

    • Pre-Clinical component – ongoing assessment on structure on use of class/clinical hours

    • Includes skill re-assessment to ensure competence prior to physical disabilities clinical placement (vital signs, transfers, body mechanics, MMT, goniometry, etc.)

    • Initial student reports - very positive

    • Fall 2010 – redesign of FWI


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2010-2011 Faculty Updates

  • Instructional Associate and Adjunct

    • Melanie Reyes, Med, OTR

      • Development of Fieldwork sites

      • Tutoring component as needed

      • Teaching


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Current Advances & New Ideas

  • Spring 2010 Schedule Revisions: Update

    • OTHA 1162 – 1st level I fieldwork experience(pediatrics)

    • Change from 4 half day field experiences to 2 full day experiences

    • Schedule revised in response to fieldwork educator feedback

      • Intended outcomes:

        • Increase availability of pediatric clinical instructors

        • Improve student experience (see a full day as opposed to only selected components)

    • Completed change this past Spring with positive feedback from students and clinicians.


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Current Advances & New Ideas

  • Assessment Closet Updates: Due to your feedback.

    • 2010 Purchased:

      • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure

      • Allen Cognitive Level


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Current Advances & New Ideas

  • Fieldwork Educator Link on Program Website (in development): Melanie to be assisting with this task.

    • Planned Content

      • Up-to-date Academic Fieldwork Educator contact information

      • Announcements

      • Link to electronic FW manual

      • Direct link to FW objectives/supervision requirements

      • Link to forms

      • Resources

        • Link to AOTA FW site

        • FWE Self-Assessment Tool


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Current Advances & New Ideas

  • New Idea

    • Revised Level I FW Evaluation –

    • Two - 3 week rotations:

      • 1st , 3 week rotation in Traditional Model

      • HealthSouth – Pilot Model Fall 2010 – 3 week rotations

        • Focusing on Professional Development

        • Faculty on-site

        • Discussion Boards on Blackboard


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Current Advances & New Ideas

  • Development on new areas for clinical sites: Traditional and Non-Traditional

    • Big Sky Pediatrics: Pediatric music, yoga

    • Ride on Center for Kids: “ROCK”

      • Hippotherapy

    • Aquatics

    • Pilates

    • Pain Management

    • Wellness Centers

    • Women’s Shelters

    • Homeless Shelters


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Challenges

  • Retention: Attrition report?

    • College-wide Student Success Initiative: Survey ends October 29, 2010.

      • All Faculty and students encouraged to participate

    • Tutoring program: Melanie’s new position will be supporting our tutoring options for students with needs

    • NoelLevitz: College Student Inventory. Effort to identify potential barriers to success in the program.

  • Fieldwork Commitments

    • Have sufficient number of sites; lack of commitment from those sites to accept students on a consistent basis


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    Open Discussions

    Questions?

    Comments?


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    Thank You

    • The OTA program faculty sincerely appreciates your time and feedback.

    • We hope to see you again in 2011!


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