Sep 17, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of the Task Force is to explore the processes, systems, and resources needed for ACAPT to establish a peer-based, multi-faceted recognition system similar to the ASPIRE model capable of evaluating applications from academic
programs seeking recognition of excellence in a wide range of attributes and to honor those selected. Ideally, the system would also include a process for programs to self-evaluate against established criteria in order to facilitate excellence.
Objectives: The objectives of the Task Force are to use focus groups for broad feedback and the experiences of other professions in order to:
Composition of the Task Force: The Task Force will be made up of the following:
Up to 3 individuals with an interest in this specific work
Guiding Principles: The composition of the Task Force should meet the following criteria:
Work Plan: The Task Force follows the working guidelines:
Resources: The following resources will be made available
Timeline: The Task Force is expected to meet the following timeline:
The Task Force’s work will be considered completed when it presents a report to the ACAPT Board of Directors of their findings with recommendations. The Board may support and accept any or all of the recommendations. The Board may also choose
to table, take no action or edit the recommendations. The Board will disband the Task Force when their charge is complete.
Roles and Responsibilities: All members of the Task Force
Volunteers for the Task Force must have the following qualifications:
Interested individuals should forward a one page summary that describes your qualifications, including:
Please send notification of interest as above with CV directly to the ACAPT Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25, 2019, to be considered for invitation.
Task force members will be selected by ACAPT Executive Committee and all applicants will be notified within the week of November 4.
All applications shall be compiled and retained by the Executive Office and shared with those making the selection of the Task Force members.
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