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Volunteer Opportunities

Continuing Education Reviewers

The MEAC receives approximately 40-50 continuing education unit (CEU) applications per year. The applications come in electronic format and follow very specific guidelines. MEAC CEU reviewers receive an electronic copy (email attachment, download,thumb drive, or CD) of the application and a review form to complete; evaluation results are to be sent back to MEAC within 30 days. CEU Reviewers are asked to access approximately 2-3 applications per month. Some of the applications can be evaluated in an hour, while a large conference could take 5 or more hours.

Our reviewers are midwives who maintain an active practice, stay abreast with current best practices, and are interested in the quality of midwifery education.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our CEU Coordinator at ceu@meacschools.org.

Accreditation Review Committee Members

Qualified volunteers are selected from this pool to form the Accreditation Review Committees (ARC) for each school being considered for accreditation or re-accreditation.  At this time, MEAC is particularly in need of  individuals with experience in distance education, Title IV administration and administration/management of educational institutions.

The ARC is responsible for the detailed review of the applicant’s Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and related documentation. This review generally takes six to eight hours to complete. ARC members then convene via conference call to share their findings and prepare recommendations.  These calls can take as long as ten hours (over a series of meetings).

The ARC also conducts a two or three day site visit to verify the information provided in the SER. Travel and lodging expenses related to site visits are paid by MEAC. The ARC then sends a report of their findings to the MEAC Board of Directors, which makes all final decisions regarding accreditation.

ARC members must adhere to the ethics policy of MEAC, which includes revealing any potential conflicts of interest and maintaining confidentiality.

Participating in the accreditation process requires a commitment of time as well as objectivity, accuracy, and attention to detail. When invited to join our pool of volunteers, you will receive training in the application of MEAC Standards for Accreditation and the accreditation process.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact our Executive Director at sandra@meacschools.org.