The chair of the team will prepare a final draft of the report and forward it to staff within 30 days of the conclusion of the visit. Copies of the final draft are sent by AVMA staff to the dean of the college for correction of factual errors. The final draft, together with any comments by the dean or the university president, is presented to the Council by the chair of the site visit team at the next semi-annual Council meeting.
Recommendations are a part of the report of evaluation. Recommendations may be suggestions for program improvement or citations for standards violations. Standards violations that result in lowered accreditation status are clearly noted by the follow statement: *COE evaluation of the self-study, the site visit report, and all other documentation, confirms that the program does not comply (meet) with the standard. Another notation is used to identify substantial compliance with a standard and is designated by the following statement: **COE evaluation of the self-study, the site visit report, and all other documentation, confirms that the program is in substantial compliance, but not full compliance with the standard.
Within 90 days of mailing the final Report of Evaluation, the COE will request that the dean of the school/college provide written comments on outcome(s) of the accreditation process. Specifically he/she will provide comments regarding the impact of the recommendations on 1) the education and educational process of the DVM/VMD students, 2) student outcomes, 3) program finances, 4) the university, 5) the state legislative process (where appropriate), and 6) other (to be defined by the dean). This report will be used by the Council to determine if the recommendations are clearly understood; and to determine the impact of the recommendations on the school/college/university/state.
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