Volunteer Opening on AER Accreditation Council

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Date posted: 08/12/2022

Location: Remote,

Posted by: AER

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For more information, see the link to the AERAC Policy and Procedures Manual on the website: (https://aerbvi.org/the-national-accreditation-council/).

Job Description

Accreditation symbolizes an organization or higher education program’s sustained commitment to self-monitoring and continuous quality improvement.

The process provides the valuable experience of self-review to the organization or higher education program, and to support the program’s pursuit of excellence and innovative responses to the needs of professionals and individuals who are blind or visually impaired in a constantly changing world.  Ultimately, people who are blind or visually impaired benefit as they can be assured their goals of personal dignity and independence will be facilitated by best practices and ethical conduct.

The AER Accreditation Council is charged with oversight of all aspects of the Accreditation Program. Council members review the implementation of the program, all decisions regarding accreditation, and also commit to the ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovative practices within the AER program itself.

The Chair of the AER Accreditation Council, Lee Sonnenberg, announces a call for nominations to fill three (3) openings on the Council:

  1. Representative of Organizations and Schools. This position is usually filled by a person from a non-profit organization providing direct services to people who are blind/visually impaired, or in a school for the blind/visually impaired who is either an administrator or provider of direct services.
  2. Field Related Professional #1. This position is filled by a professional working in a Higher Education personnel preparation program or in an Organization or School either in administration or direct service.
  3. Field Related Professional #2. This position is filled by a professional working in a Higher Education personnel preparation program or in an Organization or School either in administration or direct service.

For Application and Job Description:

Job Description—Council Member   Application Form

For more information, see the link to the AERAC Policy and Procedures Manual on the website: (https://aerbvi.org/the-national-accreditation-council/).