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JRCERT Public Interest & Representation

Policy Statements

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

80.301 regards accreditation as a public trust conducted in the interests of students and the general public as purchasers, supporters and consumers of educational services.
80.302 establishes and implements policies and procedures which are designed to serve the public interest.
80.303 includes a public member on the Board of Directors to provide a broad perspective to the accreditation process.
80.304 assures that policies are appropriately disseminated.

Procedures

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

80.302A performs functions to enhance the quality of radiologic sciences education and to serve as an indicator that accredited programs meet established accreditation standards.
80.302B conducts accreditation activities that establish the validity and effectiveness of education without being inappropriately restrictive or discouraging innovation and experimentation.

80.302C

assists institutions, students, and others in identifying JRCERT accredited programs for purposes of enrollment, transfer of credits, and eligibility for public and private funds through publication of a directory of JRCERT accredited programs.
80.302D protects sponsors and programs against internal and external pressures that may compromise sponsor prerogatives or academic standards by providing relevant accreditation standards for substantial compliance.
80.303A appoints a public member to the Board of Directors according to its Bylaws and established policies and procedures.
80.304A provides due process of accreditation decisions of Accreditation Withheld and Accreditation Withdrawn.

Cross References

10.100 Appeals Process
10.700 Disclosure of Accreditation Status
10.900 Fair Practice Standards in Education
11.600 Site Visit of the Program
50.000 Development and Revision of Policies and Procedures
50.200 Directors; Qualifications and Elections
Bylaws

Adopted by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:  04/04