Agenda • Overview and Welcome • Update on Educational Accreditation • Overview of Working Groups for Afternoon and Selection of Focus • Preparing Diploma students for Degree-Dan and Jennifer • Measuring Competence through Distance Learning-Gerard • Inter-provincial Labour Mobility Agreements-Bruce • Scope of Practice and Curriculum-Heather • Competencies being used across Canada—Carol • Working Groups • Summary of working groups and next steps
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Developing A National Agenda for Action Toward Professional Regulation for Child and Youth Care Practice 2010
Educational Accreditation-Why? • Standards plus Audit • Reveal weakness, improve, advise public of a thoughtful overall standard. • Requires INTERNAL motivation • Employers will reduce need for training expense • Employers want to affect curriculum • Edu Programs NEED placements • Students who work for accredited agencies will value accredited Edu programs • Ease of transfer assessment • Collective “power” of defining standards and arguing for resources
Overview-Accreditation Model • Self-Study, External Review, and Accreditation Body each consider the following areas: • Program Inputs • Program Operation (Processes) • Program Outcomes • Developmental Plan • Chart pg. 3
Outcomes • General Outcomes –expectations of students upon graduation • Competency Measures-testing/demonstrations/ portfolios etc. that assess student outcomes • Outcome Measures-assessment used post graduation to assess effectiveness of program toward achieving it’s stated general outcomes
Task Force Recommendation • Create a Founding Board to incorporate an organization responsible for Educational Accreditation. The founding board will consist of 8 members. Members will come from an equal representation of colleges and universities (at least one of which will have a graduate program) (6 educator members with regional representation from West, Atlantic, Central) and 2 professional members representing the CCCYCA. The Founding Board is charged with creating the initial by-laws for membership of the organization, governance structure (i.e. Board of Directors) incorporating and guiding the initial work of the organization.
Issues for the New Board and Membership to Decide On • Nomenclature, Definitions, Regional Variations • College vs. University • Competencies • Provincial EDU Ministry Program Review Timing • Curriculum Flexibility • Input, Process, Outcome Assessment and Balance • Implementation • Motivation, Fees, Institutional Response, Public/Private
Focus Groups • Preparing Diploma students for Degree-Dan and Jennifer • What skills are missing, diploma to degree? • How to work together? • Measuring Competence through Distance Learning-Gerard • How are programs assessing competence? • What is the on-off difference in assignments and skill development? • Inter-provincial Labour Mobility Agreements-Bruce • How easy/difficult is it for graduates to transfer in the labour force; what issues have arisen? • Scope of Practice and Curriculum-Heather • Narrow vs. Broad Scope and Curriculum implications • Competencies being used across Canada: Comparison—Carol
Leftovers:Founding Board membership • Heather Modlin, Atlantic, (Memorial) • Kelly Shaw, Atlantic, NSCC • Doug Magnuson, UVIC • Dawne McKay-Chittendon, RRC • ??-coming forward college rep, Alberta • Carol Stuart, Ontario, Ryerson U. • ?? coming forward college rep, Ontario, College sector • Varda ??, Quebec • Rob Bates, David Connelly
Leftovers:Name • Board of Child and Youth Care Education Accreditation (BCYCEA) • Council of Education Accreditation: Child and Youth Care (CEACYC) • Child and Youth Care Commission of Accreditation (CYCCA) • Quality Assurance Council of Child and Youth Care (Education?) (QACCYC) or (CYCQAC)
Leftovers: Membership • Membership • Individual Founding Members-Educators (lifetime) • Program Founding Members- • New Members (Individual and Program) • Membership Criteria??-full-time?/educators/?/ practitioners/Associations?
Professional Status by Province • Following slides are from 2004-provincial updates on broad aspects of regulation and status in each process. Left them here but don’t expect to use them.