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An excerpt from the Policy and Procedure Manual explaining the requirements for volunteering for Committee/Board Membership.
Members of the NAACLS communities of interest are invited to nominate qualified individuals for service on the Board of Directors (BOD), Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) and the Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC). Please forward any nominations to the NAACLS office by February 1, 2015.
NAACLS Programs with self studies due Fall 2014 and on can complete their Self-Studies using this pdf template. The Self-Study Template can be completed using the free version of Adobe Reader. Simply download the file and follow the instructions within. Completed Self-Studies can be submitted to NAACLS via flash drive. Please note that you must save the file, not work on it online.
The Guide to Accreditation for Doctoral Clinical Laboratory Science programs is on the web. If you have questions or comments, please send them here.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) has a catalog of books and other educational offerings which may assist program directors in areas such as writing objectives. Go to the ASCLS Online Store and select the "Laboratory Education" or "Student Products" in the Merchandise category.
View the ASCLS Clinical Laboratory Education Online Directories on the right side of the linked page. The Directories list a number of MLS and MLT programs that offer at least some distance learning (online or otherwise).
Links to scholarship information.
The NAACLS Business Office will now accept credit card payments.
For a wide variety of topics and downloadable files regarding Curricula, Recruitment,
Career Resources and Certification visit the BOR/ASCP site at http://www.ascp.org/.
NAACLS Programs with self studies due before Fall 2014 can complete their Self-Studies using this pdf template. The Self-Study Template can be completed using the free version of Adobe Reader. Simply download the file and follow the instructions within. Completed Self-Studies can be submitted to NAACLS via flash drive. Please note that you must save the file, not work on it online.
NAACLS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and, as such, is committed to quality in education and educational review. Institutions or accrediting bodies that do not undergo such rigorous review are often termed "degree mills" or "accreditation mills", and the certificates and degrees offered may be of dubious quality or even bogus. As the CHEA website states, "Degree mills and accreditation mills mislead and harm. In the United States, degrees and certificates from mills may not be acknowledged by other institutions when students seek to transfer or go to graduate school. Employers may not acknowledge degrees and certificates from degree mills when providing tuition assistance for continuing education. 'Accreditation' from an accreditation mill can mislead students and the public about the quality of an institution. In the presence of degree mills and accreditation mills, students may spend a good deal of money and receive neither an education nor a useable credential."

For more information on degree mills or accreditation mills, please refer to the following websites:
chea.org/degreemills
www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/diplomamills/diploma-mills.html
This packet contains information for site visit participants
This packet contains documentation for site visit participants.
On July 23, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of approximately $125 million in new grant funds authorized for projects that provide training and placement services to help workers pursue careers within the health care sector. Grant applications must be submitted to the DOL no later than October 5, 2009.
This file contains documentation for site visit participants
This packet contains documentation for site visit participants.
This file contains documentation for site visit participants
This file contains documentation for site visit participants.
This file contains documentation for site visit participants.
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