Objective: The purpose of this project was to investigate how well each member agency’s standards complied with the Councils on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) framework standards.
Methods: Each of the CCEI member agencies were provided with a mapping template that was approved by all representatives. A representative from each agency independently mapped their agency’s standards to the CCEI framework standards using the template document. Discrepancies were explored and discussed among members. Member agencies discussed with their constituents the omissions and areas that did not comply or adequately match the CCEI document. Changes or additions to member agency standards were made, and updated versions of the mapping were agreed by all CCEI representatives.
Results: There were 12 sections containing 30 standards within the CCEI framework standards. The Council of Chiropractic Education Australasia and Council on Chiropractic Education Canada reported relevant standards for all 30 CCEI standards. The European Council on Chiropractic Education had 29 of 30 relevant standards, with no direct standard for service. The products that were created were an executive summary of our findings and a detailed map showing similarities for each of the member agencies.
Conclusion: This mapping project demonstrated the similarities of the CCEI member agency standards and that these standards focused on outcomes-based chiropractic education. This quality improvement project resulted in useful dialogue among the member agencies during this project, which clarified areas of difference. (J Chiropr Humanit 2022;29;1-6)
Key indexing terms: Chiropractic; Quality Improvement; Curriculum; Education; Health Occupations; Standards; Accreditation
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