Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Objection
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Proposal
DoctorateOccupational TherapyYes8/30/2018Denied9/5/2018
Occupational Therapy Program Description
Notre Dame Maryland University (NDMU) is proposing to offer a new instructional program at the doctoral degree level: Occupational Therapy. The demand for occupational therapists has not been met for the state of MD and has not been met nationally as well, thereby indicating a critical need for additional occupational therapy programs in the state. Because most of the current occupational therapists have graduated at the baccalaureate or the master’s degree level, there is additional need to help these therapists obtain the clinical doctorate degree. Moreover, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) recently mandated the move to the doctoral level as the professional degree for occupational therapy by 2027. This proposal designs the professional program at this new mandated degree level. <br> <br>The professional OTD program in occupational therapy (OTD) would be congruent with this mission in terms of providing not only potential graduate students access to a profession that promotes intellectual and professional excellence through socially responsible service to the community and society, but also to advance the occupational therapy profession through its focus on current occupational therapists. <br>
Objection(s) to Proposal and Response(s) Listed Below
18268 T.U. Objection to NDMU OTD.pdf18268 T.U. Objection to NDMU OTD.pdfNDMU Response TU Objection 08292018 FINAL.PDFNDMU Response TU Objection 08292018 FINAL.PDF