Graduate and Employer Surveys Update
Shortly after the release of its 2018 Annual RCS in late October, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) was informed that graduate and employer survey data from prior years could not be transferred into the new RCS format. As a result, programs will only be able to submit survey data for 2017 in their 2018 RCS. Accordingly, at its November meeting, the CoARC Board determined that no accreditation decisions based on subthreshold results in graduate and employer surveys would be taken until three years of data are available, which will occur with the submission of the RCS due July 1, 2020.
Revised Definition for Graduation Date
During a recent policy review, the CoARC and NBRC approved a revision to the graduate date definition. Current Definition: The graduation date reported must be the date of degree conferral as posted by the registrar on the student’s transcript. Revised Definition: The graduation date is the date on which the degree was conferred by the program's educational sponsor, not the date on which the student fulfilled all program requirements.