ACAOM Winter 2016 Commission Actions
In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) reports the following actions taken at its February 24-27, 2016 meeting:
Effective Date of Action: February 27, 2016
Rescinding of Probation and Change of Next...
ACAOM Seeks Nominations for Commissioners
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is seeking nominations for two Commissioner vacancies, and welcomes additional nominees for consideration by the Nominating Committee with respect to future vacancies. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Please click here to access the full announcement, including details regarding submission of...
Bill Goding, ACAOM consultant and former Executive Director
ACAOM is saddened to announce the passing of Bill Goding, our current Technical Consultant and former interim Executive Director of the Commission. Bill (1949-2016) died suddenly on Monday, January 11.
In addition to a successful career as an educator and administrator for the respiratory care profession, Bill was broadly and deeply involved in higher education accreditation. In addition to his service on behalf of ACAOM, he was Executive...
ACAOM Agenda: Winter 2016 Commission Meeting
ACAOM Agenda: Commission Winter Meeting
February 24-28, 2016, Redondo Beach, CA
The following institutions/programs will be on the ACAOM Winter 2016 Meeting Agenda:
Seeking Continuing Accreditation
- National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL (Master’s Degree programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY...
ACAOM announces Degree Titles and Designations Project
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is pleased to announce a two-part project to engage the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) field on the pressing issue of Degree Titles and Designations. The first phase is the AOM Degree Title Delphi Consensus Project, which is slated to begin in January, 2016. AOM organizations will be invited to identify representatives who will participate in the Delphi. Representatives will be anonymously surveyed...
CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Policies Regarding Notification of Institutional and Programmatic Change
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO POLICIES REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF INSTITUTIONAL AND PROGRAMMATIC CHANGE
(November 10, 2015) - The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is pleased to share for public comment proposed revisions to policies regarding notification of institutional and programmatic change, and related public disclosures. The Commission has developed an online survey instrument for members of the public to comment on...
CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Proposed Clarification of Scope of Recognition
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED CLARIFICATION OF SCOPE OF RECOGNITION
(November 10, 2015) - The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is pleased to share for public comment a proposed clarification of its Scope of Recognition with the U.S. Department of Education as part of the January 2016 petition for continuing recognition. The Commission has developed an online survey instrument for members of the public to comment on the proposed...
Notice of August 2015 Commission Actions
In accordance with Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine policies and 34 CFR §602.26(a), documentation of Commission actions taken at the August 2015 Summer Meeting may be accessed by clicking here [PDF file].
ACAOM announces Interim Assistant Director
ACAOM announces that Mike Skoglund, MA has joined the staff as Interim Assistant Director. He will work with Executive Director Dr. Mark McKenzie and Associate Director Dr. John Cooper to support the Commission's compliance activities and to advance its technology platform and capabilities.
Mike has significant experience across the health care and health education spectrum. His prior work includes developing and managing Medicare wellness and decision support services for...
ACAOM Announces Election of New Commissioners
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) has elected Joyce M. Jarrett, Ed.D to serve as Pubic Member and Marc P. Schneider, DC to serve as an Administrator Member beginning immediately. Click here for the full announcement.
Spring 2015 Newsletter
ACAOM Seeking Commissioner Applications for Vacancies
ACAOM Assessment Workshop - Registration Now Open
ACAOM is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan R. Hatfield, Ph.D., will be presenting the ACAOM Standards Review Workshop – Assessment on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the CCAOM Biannual Meeting being held in Minneapolis, MN. This workshop is open to all interested faculty, administration and staff from ACAOM accredited, candidate or eligible institutions. ACAOM is again working with Scholar Lab to create a multimedia presentation that will be available...
Annual Report Part II Materials Now Available
Dear School Community,
Materials pertaining to ACAOM's Annual Report – Part II are now available. Part II should only include information from the previous year (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014). Click here to download the Annual Report Part II report.
In regards to confirmation of finances, schools who use Title IV can enter their composite scores....
ACAOM Winter 2015 Actions
In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is reporting the actions from the February 9-11, 2015 meeting. Click here for the list.
ACAOM Commissioner Changes
ACAOM would like to thank Catherine A. Niemiec, JD, L.Ac. for her six years of service to the Commission and her extraordinary passion, exceptional leadership, dedication and contribution to the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession. Ms. Niemiec was an admininstrator member and ACAOM's most recent Chair.
ACAOM would also like to thank Henry C. Chang, PhD, MLS, MA for his ten years of service to the Commission and for his extraordinary service,outstanding leadership and...
ACAOM Distance Education Policy Statement
Annual Report Update - Extended Deadline & Faculty Reporting Spread Sheet
Dear School Community,
This memo is to provide you with the updates regarding the ACAOM Annual Report Part I. These changes are intented to make the completion of the report easier.
New Deadline for Submission: Please not that ACAOM is extending the deadline for completing the Annual Report Part I to Friday, February 27, 2015.
NCCAOM and State Board Exam Results: As many of you are aware, the NCCAOM is...
Watch ACAOM Annual Report Webinar Now
ACAOM is hosting three webinars in January to provide step by step instruction on the new online Annual Report Part I. You can also access a pre-recorded webinar from December and watch it anytime by copying the link below and pasting it in your web browser:
The webinar may take a couple of minutes to download onto your computer. For any...
ACAOM Annual Report Free Training Webinars
ACAOM has a new online Annual Report Part I reporting system. To assist everyone with the new system, ACAOM has set up free webinars in Jaunuary to provide step by step instruction and to answer any questions. Each webinar will be approximate;y 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each webinar will cover the same material. Anyone can attend and can attend more than once.
YOU MUST REGISTER prior to the webinar to attend. Simply click on the link below that...
ACAOM Updated DAOM Standards
Annual Report Part I User Guide
ACAOM Elects Two New Commissioners
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has elected Teri Cannon, JD to serve as a Public Member and Andrea Smith, Ed.D. to serve as an Academic Members effective November 2014. Click here to read the entire announcement.
2014 Fall/Winter Newsletter
Click here to download the 2014 Fall/Winter issue of the ACAOM Newsletter.
Written Notice of Accrediting Decisions
Acupuncture for Insomnia Featured on ABC News
Dr. Yemeng Chen was featured on ABC News on the benefits of acupuncture for insomnia. To watch the segment click here.
Attend Free Webinar "Shifting Perverse Incentives - Basics on Accountable Care and the Potential for Integrative Health and Medicine"
On Thursday, November 6th at 12pm EDT/ 9am PDT, the Project ofr Integrative Health and the Triple AIM (PIHTA) is launching a Free webinar series, A Short Course for Understanding the Emerging Triple Aim Landscape and the Potential for Integrative Health. Participants will be able to:
- Understand how incentives in the payment and delivery system can create opportunities to optimal use of integrative disciplines and practitioners
Join ACAOM in Celebrating Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day
ACAOM is a proud partner in celebrating AOM Day on October 24, 2014. To learn more about this important day, programs and events and AOM, click here or visit www.AOMDay.org
ACAOM To Host Site Visitor & Chair Training Workshop - November 10, 2014
ACAOM will be hosting a one day FREE workshop in Oakland, California on Monday, November 10, 2014. The workshop is for those interested in becoming Site Visitors and current Site Visitors who are considering becoming Site Visit Chairs.
ACAOM accreditation and site visit protocols
Accreditation standards and criteria
Site Visitor role and responsibilities and those of the...
ACAOM Amendment to Postgraduate Doctoral Standards Notification
(September 24, 2014) In our continuing effort to enhance our accreditation standards the Commission, during its Summer 2014 meeting, adopted amendendments to ACAOM's Postgraduate Doctoral Program Standards. The amended language primarily addresses the issue of inclusion of an acupuncture only postgraduate doctoral program under these standards and includes changes to Eligibility Requirements of Postgraduate Doctoral Programs and Standards 1,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14....
ACAOM Summer 2014 Actions
In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is reporting its August 14-16, 2014 actions. Click here for the list.
ACAOM Summer Commission Meeting Agenda
Click here for the institutions/programs that will be on the agenda for review at the ACAOM Summer 2014 meeting.
ACAOM Offers Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gainful Employment to USDE
The Commissioners of ACAOM in partnership with the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine offer comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Gainful Employment to the U.S Department of Education. Click here to read the letter...
ACAOM 2014 Spring Newsletter
ACAOM 2014 Spring Newsletter is now available. Click here to read the latest issue.
ACAOM Self Study Workshop - May 5, 2014
Register now for ACAOM's Self Study Workshop on May 5, 2014 in San Antonio. Click here to download the regustration form. Deadline to register is April 14th!
ACAOM Winter 2014 Actions
In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is reporting its Febraury 10-12, 2014 actions. Click here for the...
Call for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Postgraduate Doctoral Program
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE POSTGRADUATE DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
(March 3, 2014) - The Commission is pleased to share for public comment proposed revisions to the Postgraduate Doctoral Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. ACAOM has received requests from ACAOM accredited/candidate schools interested in starting an acupuncture only doctoral program. ACAOM's current postgraduate doctoral standards...
Annual Report Part II Z-Score Worksheets
ACAOM Seeks Nominations for Commissioners
ACAOM Announces Election of New Commissioner
(February 28, 2014) The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has elected Dr. Yemeng Chen, Ph.D. (China), L.Ac., F.I.C.A.E. to serve as an Educator Member. Click here to read the full announcement.
ACAOM Admendments Notification
(January 7, 2014) In our continuing effort to enhance the Commission's accreditation process, the Commission, during its Summer 2013 Meeting and Fall 2013 Retreat, adopted amendments to ACAOM Standards and ACAOM Policies and Procedures. Each amendment includes an effective date and a program notification date. All changes made by the Commission to the Accreditation Manual or Policies and Procedures Handbook will be communicated by email to all ACAOM Candidate/Accredited...
Opportunity for 3rd Party Comment Concerning Institution/Program Qualifications for Accreditation
(December 5, 2014) Opportunity for Written Third Party Comment for February 2014 Commission Meeting
In accordance with 34 CFR 602.23(b), ACAOM is providing an opportunity for written third party comment concerning the institution's or program's qualifications for accreditation or preaccreditation, as listed below. The deadline for written comment to be received by ACAOM is January 5, 2014. Documents may be submitted by email to:
ACAOM 2013 Fall Newsletter
ACAOM 2013 Fall Newsletter is now available. Click here to read the latest issue.
Changes to the Annual Reporting Process
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (“ACAOM” or the “Commission”)
conducted a complete review and analysis of the 2012 Annual Reports submitted by our Accredited
and Candidate Programs. As a result we will be implementing significant changes to both the report
format and the reporting cycle. Click here to...
ACAOM Summer 2013 Actions
In accordance with 34 CFR §602.26(a), the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is reporting its August 15-17, 2013 actions:
ACAOM Announces Election of New Commissioners
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has elected Dr. Dong Ji, Ph.D., L.Ac., as Member At Large and Dr. Michael Hoefer, Ph.D. as Public Member to the Commission, terms to begin immediately.
Dr. Dong Ji, faculty at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego for Masters and doctoral programs, is the Integrative-Medicine course developer for UCLA medical school students and clinic tutor for medicine residents and fellows for the UCLA Center for...
ACAOM Receives Renewal of USDE Recognition
In a letter dated July 23, 2013, the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) was officially notified by the United States Department of Education (USDE) of the renewal of the recognition of ACAOM.
This renewal represents the culmination of a two year process by ACAOM to demonstrate that ACAOM is in compliance with all of the relevant USDE regulations. Mark McKenzie, Executive Director, and...
ACAOM Announces New Office Location
ACAOM is pleased to announce the relocation of its office from Laurel, Maryland to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The new office location is 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347. The office phone number and fax number remain the same.There may be a slight delay in email and phone response from July 25th through August 3rd as we transition into our new space.