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Revisions to the ACAOM Professional Doctorate standards

At its August, 2017 meeting, the Commission approved revisions to the Professional Doctorate standards, applicable to several criteria within Standard 5 (Admissions and Student Services) and Standard 7 (Program of Study).  The Commission sought public comment on these revisions in March and April of 2017. The following document presents the…

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Enrollment in ACAOM Accredited and Pre-Accredited Programs, 2009-2017

The following table displays enrollment in ACAOM accredited and pre-accredited programs from 2009 through 2017, as self-reported by programs for determination of dues.  As of September, 2017, no professional doctorate (PD/FPD) programs are pre-accredited or accredited by ACAOM; as a result, professional doctorate enrollment is not directly accounted for in…

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ACAOM Final Commission Actions: Summer 2017

In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) reported final Commission actions from its Summer 2017 meeting to the United States Department of Education.  A written summary of that reporting may be viewed below, or downloaded in PDF format. Please consult the ACAOM…

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Third party comments on Fall 2017 site visits

ACAOM gives the following notice regarding third party comments on site visits scheduled for Fall 2017:

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ACAOM conducts national survey on degree titles

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is trying to determine whether there is consensus on the titles for ACAOM-accredited degrees awarded at the master’s and doctoral levels.  The Commission accredits two different types of master’s degrees, a postgraduate doctorate [often referred to as the DAOM] and a professional…

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ACAOM Agenda: Summer 2017 Commission Meeting

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has published the following general agenda for its upcoming semi-annual meeting in August, 2017:

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ACAOM Commission Actions: Winter 2017

In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) reported actions from its Winter 2017 Commission meeting to the United States Department of Education.  A written summary of that reporting may be viewed below, or downloaded in PDF format.  Please note that the summary…

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ACAOM seeks public comment on professional doctorate standards

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) approved accreditation Standards for a First Professional Doctoral (FPD) degree in Acupuncture and/or Oriental Medicine on February 14, 2013 and began accepting substantive change applications from ACAOM accredited institutions to add the new program June 1, 2013. During the intervening four-year…

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ACAOM to offer Self Study Workshop at CCAOM Conference

ACAOM will be offering a Self Study Workshop for both initial accreditation and renewal of accreditation, in conjunction with the upcoming CCAOM Conference.  The Workshop will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30pm, at the CCAOM Conference site. The Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Milwaukee Hotel in Milwaukee,…

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ACAOM adopts Commission Actions Policy

Following a 45-day period of public comment and subsequent deliberation by the Commission, ACAOM has implemented an approved Commission Actions Policy, effective January 27, 2017.   The policy outlines formal actions available to the Commission and the process for reviewing and appealing Commission decisions. An Accreditation Procedures guidance was also published on January 30,…

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