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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 college ota program advisory committee

Austin Community CollegeOTA Program Advisory Committee

October 26, 2010

EstrellaGodinez OTR, MOT

2010 2011 program goals
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
nbcot exam results
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 %
class of 2010 2012
Class of 2010-2012
  • 46 applicants submitted
    • 35 accepted as complete applications
    • 20 selected for enrollment Fall 2010
current total enrollment in ota program
Current Total Enrollment in OTA Program
  • 2nd year students – 16
  • 1st year students - 20
2010 2011 ota degree plan update
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
2010 2011 faculty updates
2010-2011 Faculty Updates
  • Instructional Associate and Adjunct
    • Melanie Reyes, Med, OTR
      • Development of Fieldwork sites
      • Tutoring component as needed
      • Teaching
current advances new ideas
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
challenges
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
open discussions
Open Discussions

Questions?

Comments?

thank you
Thank You
  • The OTA program faculty sincerely appreciates your time and feedback.
  • We hope to see you again in 2011!
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