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Search Advocate Continuing Education
Continuing Education Requirements
Based on input from the search advocate learning community, search advocates must now meet a modest three-unit continuing education requirement every 12 months to remain eligible. To meet this requirement, you may:
- Attend Community of Practice monthly meetings (each session is one unit).
- Speak as part of a search advocate panel during a workshop (one panel = one unit)
- Attend and report back about other relevant professional development opportunities, either at OSU or elsewhere (but please confirm with us in advance - the number of units will depend on the opportunity)
- Attend a 3.5-hour Search Advocate Annual Update workshop (currently under development)
- Re-take the Search Advocate workshop series (or full day workshop when available)
- Participate in other opportunities as they are announced
Effective January 2015, the search advocate list is updated with eligibility information at the beginning of each term (January, April, July, and September). Advocates who are not eligible at the beginning of the term will be removed from the list, and advocates who become eligible again will be added to the list.
Why are we doing this? Making sure that all search advocates are current in their training is a quality assurance measure. As new research emerges, the search advocate guidance is updated to reflect current evidence-based practice. We also learn from the experiences of advocates and search committees, and revise our recommendations accordingly. This requirement is intended to ensure that all Search Advocates provide consistent and current guidance to their committees, and have access to the best tools available.
Learning Community Meetings
These meetings typically begin with discussion of any technical information or updates, followed by a longer topic-focused section from noon to 1 pm, and closing with a 30-minute opportunity to address current questions and concerns.
For more information about the meetings, please contact Anne Gillies at Anne.Gillies@oregonstate.edu.