Requirement 3.2.1 The professional education of the faculty members, their preparation and experience for clinical practice, teaching and research must be adequate to meet the stated objectives and outcomes of the program. There must be mechanisms for the appointment, review and reappointment of faculty members, including those with administrative positions. One (1) or more program faculty members must be fellows of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (RCDC) in pediatric dentistry.
Provide on site the current curricula vitae of these faculty members.
Attach as an appendix, the mechanisms for the appointment, review and reappointment of full-time faculty members, including those with administrative positions.
Describe the review and appointment/reappointment process for half-time and part-time faculty members.
Identify the number of program faculty members who hold Fellowship in the RCDC.
Requirement 3.2.2 The number and distribution of faculty members must be sufficient to meet the program’s stated objectives and outcomes. Resident contact time must allow the faculty members sufficient time for:
Resident evaluation and counselling.
Development of subject content and appropriate evaluation criteria.
Program development and review.
Documentation Required Comment on the adequacy of the faculty member complement to meet the program’s stated objectives and outcomes. Identify specific areas where there is insufficient coverage and the strategies implemented to address these areas.
Requirement 3.2.3 An appropriate balance of faculty member involvement in teaching, research, scholarly activity and service must exist.
Documentation Required Describe how the balance of faculty member expectations and involvement in teaching, research, scholarly activity and service is established.
Requirement 3.2.4 A process must be in place for faculty evaluation that measures the performance of faculty members relative to their expectations and involvement in teaching, research, scholarship and service.
Documentation Required Describe the process in place for evaluation of faculty member performance.
Requirement 3.2.5 The faculty to resident ratios must be adequate to ensure that neither resident learning nor the health and safety of patients is compromised. Documentation Required Comment on the adequacy of faculty/resident ratios in each of the following areas: teaching, research supervision, laboratory, clinic, and seminar sessions.
Requirement 3.2.6 Faculty members must be involved in continuing professional development. The program must show evidence of an ongoing faculty development plan.
Describe the professional development opportunities available to faculty members.
Describe the budget support available for professional development opportunities.
Describe how faculty members are supported or encouraged in these initiatives.
Requirement 3.2.7 There must be opportunities for faculty members to meet on a regular basis to discuss program issues.
Documentation Required Outline how often faculty meetings are held and provide (on-site) copies of the minutes for the last two (2) years.
Requirement 3.2.8 The program must have a process to calibrate faculty members with respect to the consistent evaluation of residents.
Documentation Required Describe the program’s calibration activities and the strategies implemented to measure the effectiveness of these activities.
Requirement 4.1.1 Physical facilities and equipment must be adequate to support the didactic, laboratory and clinical objectives of the program. The adequacy of facilities will be evaluated in relation to availability and resident enrollment. If other programs utilize the same facilities, the program must provide evidence that the existing facilities are sufficient to meet the needs of the program.
Attach as an appendix, a floor plan of the program facilities, including the number and capacity of lecture rooms, clinics, laboratory facilities and locker space. Identify any areas in which there is insufficient space.
Specify the number of dental units available for the program using the following format:
Didactic, clinical and other program facilities should ideally be located in reasonable physical proximity to one another.
Describe where all teaching, clinical and research activities and instruction occur.
Describe how clinical facilities are shared with other programs, if applicable.
Identify any areas of the physical facilities that should be improved in order to enhance the program.
Requirement 4.1.3 It may be necessary in some instances for the program to use an off-campus facility. Specific requirements for administration, faculty members, facilities, patients and instruction must be identified. Policies and procedures for operation of any off-campus clinical facility must be consistent with the objectives/outcomes of the program. A formal agreement between the educational institution and any agency or institution providing the off-campus facility must be negotiated and confirmed in writing. Such agreement(s) must include clearly defined provisions for renewing and terminating the agreement to ensure program continuity. The program administrator must retain authority and responsibility for instructional requirements and assignment of residents.
Describe off-campus resident clinical experiences and include information on the location, arrangements for supervision, evaluation, length of time each resident is assigned and the types of patients and the treatment provided.
Provide a list of the affiliation agreements between the institution and any agency or site where residents receive off-site experiences.
Requirement 4.1.4 Adequate space must be available for the faculty members and secretarial and clinical support staff. The location and size of offices should be conducive to the effective use of faculty and staff time and program resources for teaching preparation and resident counselling. Space must be available for storage of office, clinical, research and laboratory supplies and equipment, instructional media and resident, patient and program records.
Documentation Required Describe the office and storage space and comment on the adequacy.
Requirement 4.1.5 The institution must make provision for the acquisition and/or replacement of clinical and laboratory equipment, supplies, reference materials and teaching aids.
Documentation Required Describe the program’s plan for the repair and/or replacement of clinical and laboratory equipment, supplies, reference materials and teaching aids.