Melanie Maloney has just taken a position as director of health information services at the Any State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The associate dean to whom she reports has informed her that the college is beginning work on the self-study report in preparation for an upcoming accreditation survey from the AVMA Council on Education (COE). To prepare for a discussion of the AVMA COE survey with the associate dean, Melanie decided to “do some homework” by visiting the AVMA website to obtain insights into how she might participate in the accreditation process. She finds the COE manual at the AVMA website and locates information on the self-study report and a typical site visit schedule. After reviewing the information from the COE manual at the AVMA website, answer the following questions:
1. Discuss the COE standards with which Melanie will have to be most familiar.
2. With which sections of the self-study might she assist?
3. How might she interact with the site visit team?
4. What issues might Melanie want to discuss with the associate dean to fully understand her role in the process?”