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ASOT OTD Capstone Project Student Handbook

This manual will provide students, facutly, administration, and partnering agencies with a description of the process and procedures of the ASOT OTD Capstone Project.

ASOT Capstone Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Employment as a full-time ASOT OTD faculty member and hold a terminal degree;
  2. National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy certification and Kentucky OT licensure;
  3. Fulfill ASOT capstone coordinator responsibilities with a minimum of 50% of their faculty role focused on the administrative oversite of OTD Capstone Projects, per ACOTE accreditation and Spalding University’s job description;
  4. Ensure that there is a current Capstone Agreement Contract, a Capstone Role Agreement Form, and a Capstone Proposal Signature Sheet for the OTD Capstone Project, specifically the experiential component. These forms will include, individualized, specific OTD student and ASOT OTD Capstone Project outcomes (goals and objectives), plans for OTD student supervision and/or mentoring, and responsibilities of all parties;
  5. Document and verify that the student is guided and/or supervised by an agency mentor who has expertise consistent with the student’s area of focus prior to the initial onset of the doctoral capstone experience;
  6. Design a formal but individualized midterm and final evaluation mechanism in collaboration with OTD student, ASOT faculty supervisor, and agency mentor for objective assessment of the OTD student’s performance during the OTD Capstone Project.