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CAATE Newsletter – June 2022

Program Announced for 2022 CAATE Annual Accreditation Conference New CAATE Website Sneak Peek New Accreditation Councils Changes to CAATE Policy VII Accreditation Actions and Statuses Language Revisions to ‘How to Address Standards 56-94 and DEI 2’ Instructions CAATE President Named Dean 2022 CAATE Awards Upcoming Dates Program Announced for the 2022 CAATE Annual Accreditation Conference […]

Mark Laursen Appointed as New CAATE Residency and Fellowship Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) announces that Mark Laursen has been appointed CAATE residency and fellowship director, effective June 13. Mark is currently the director of Athletic Training Services and clinical associate professor of athletic training at Boston University.   “I could not be more thrilled that Mark has […]

CAATE Newsletter – Spring 2022

March 2022 Town Hall Recap Changes to Bright-Line Pass Rate Standards 2019-2020 CAATE Analytic Report 2022 CAATE Annual Accreditation Conference Volunteer Spotlight: Lindsey Eberman, Ph.D., LAT, ATC Reporting Changes to Program Data and Outcomes Information ATCAS Fee Waiver Opportunities for 2021-2022 Application Cycle 2021 Residency and Fellowship Workshop Session Recordings Upcoming Dates President Sauers Discusses […]

Important Update Regarding Changes to the Bright-Line Pass Rate Standards

The CAATE Board of Commissioners met in Washington, D.C. on February 25 and 26 for their winter board meeting where they further deliberated and discussed the impact of the bright-line pass rate standards (2020 Standard 6 and 2012 Standard 11) on programs and their students.   In considering the future use of the bright-line pass […]

Important Organizational Updates

As part of the CAATE’s strategic commitment to strive for organizational excellence and sustainability, we are planning to make important changes to our volunteer governance structure. The Professional Accreditation Council and Residency & Fellowship Accreditation Council are being formed to deliberate on accreditation matters, and to make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for their […]

CAATE Executive Director Appointment

As the CAATE Board of Commissioners completed our three-year strategic plan in July, and having reached the one-year mark since the board decided to transition our headquarters, staffing, and operations to an association management model at SmithBucklin’s Washington, D.C. office, we launched a search for the CAATE’s permanent and full-time executive director. Following a competitive […]

CAATE Newsletter – Fall 2021

Message from the President Welcome New CAATE Commissioners Congratulations 2021 CAATE Award Winners  2021 CAATE Accreditation Conference CHEA Update Deadline Reminder: Transition to Master’s Degree for Professional Programs Updates to CAATE’s Fee Structure Upcoming Dates Message from CAATE President: Eric Sauers, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA It was a pleasure getting to interact with over 200 of […]

Enhanced Transparency in Reporting of Accreditation Actions, and Student Achievement and Performance Data

Provided is a detailed overview of changes that are in progress to enhance transparency in reporting of accreditation actions and student achievement and program performance data. This information is being shared as part of our commitment to transparency regarding our continuing recognition as a programmatic accreditor, and to inform our stakeholders about important changes in […]

Understanding CHEA Recognition

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Recognition process is the examination of the quality, effectiveness, and ability of accrediting organizations to accredit degree-granting higher education institutions and/or the programs that these institutions offer. Accreditation using nationally and professionally approved rigorous academic standards confirms quality assurance and commitment to quality improvement in higher education. Accreditation […]

Important Organizational Updates

A message from the President  As summer draws to a close, I want to take the opportunity to reach out and provide a general update on the CAATE, and to welcome your observations, questions or concerns as we begin a new academic year. It goes without saying, for the past 18 months we have all […]