Call for Comments on Proposed Changes

The ACOE welcomes comments from any interested party on the following topic:

Proposed Revision to ACOE's Residency Programmatic Change Policy

The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education invites your comments on a proposed revision to the ACOE Programmatic Change policy for Optometric Residency programs. This policy will replace the current "Substantive Change" and "Other Administrative Changes" sections on pages 37 and 38 of the Accreditation Manual: Optometric Residency Programs .  The purpose of the revision is

  • to add more specificity to the policy regarding the time frames for reporting changes, and
  • to delineate the information that programs should submit with requests for approval of changes.

Please review the proposed draft policy and send any comments you might have by no later than May 1, 2015 via email to or to Marty Leitner, ACOE Manager-Residency Programs, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Floor 1, St. Louis, MO  63141.    

The ACOE will consider the comments received and the adoption of the policy at the ACOE Annual Meeting on June 24-27, 2015.  Any adopted changes will be published in the ACOE Accreditation Manual: Optometric Residency Programs.

This call for comments was posted on March 26, 2015 and was also sent to the community of interest via memo.