Digital Delivery of Programs Statement
The pandemic forced programs to rapidly pivot to delivering their programs by distance and integrating digital technology. With a new understanding of and appreciation for digital delivery, programs are seeking to make permanent changes that were made in the interim during the pandemic. In order for programs to remain in good standing and maintain their accreditation, CACREP is providing guidance to programs regarding reporting requirements for digital delivery of programs.
The differential requirements for reporting are based on the type of program accredited and how it was initially reviewed:
- Programs accredited by CACREP for in-person or multiple delivery formats maintaining or adding any digital delivery offerings, or newly developed changes as a result of temporary changes during COVID, must submit the Digital Delivery Substantive Change Report.
- Programs accredited by CACREP for digital delivery (online) must submit the Digital Delivery Update Report.
Re-Visioning Digital Teaching and Learning in Counselor Education
The seismic shift to digital delivery of programs in counselor education has necessitated CACREP to reconceptualize quality assurance in digitally delivered programs. CACREP is now looking at these programs through a different lens and a common, shared understanding.
Transitioning to Digital Teaching and Learning in Counselor Education
The COVID-19 pandemic forced counseling programs to rapidly pivot to digitally deliver their programs. Now many seek to make permanent these temporary changes. CACREP is ensuring accredited programs have a common, shared understanding of digital delivery while identifying key components required in providing ethically and pedagogically-sound digitally delivered programs.