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How to Write Articles of Incorporation

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									    COMMISSION ON OSTEOPATHIC COLLEGE ACCREDITATION
                                               PROTOTYPICAL PREPARATION SCHEDULE
                                               Decision on Pre-accreditation from the COCA
                                                          The day of the COCA meeting:           28-Aug-10        <-- enter here
Step                                  Name of Event                                  Target      Calculated         Date         Persons
No.                                                                                   Days       Date Due         Completed     Responsible
                    KEY EVENTS FOR COM DEVELOPMENT                                  NOTE: The target days for this domain do not take into
     I.          (numbers refer to feasibility study requirements)                  account the duration of each of the steps.
     1    1. Assess support in the community                                            -325           10/07/09
     2    2. File articles of incorporation, if a new institution                       -325           10/07/09
     3    2. Appoint a functioning governing body                                       -325           10/07/09
     4    2. Prepare bylaws, if a new institution                                       -325           10/07/09
     5    2. Amend bylaws, if an existing institution                                   -325           10/07/09
     6    3. Obtain support of parent, if COM is to be in an existing institution       -325           10/07/09
     7    4. Obtain permission from state higher education authority to offer the
          degree                                                                        -325           10/07/09
    8     5. Secure a Chief Executive Officer, if a new institution                     -325           10/07/09
    9     5. Secure a Chief Academic Officer / Dean                                     -325           10/07/09
   10     6. Document planning and progress in securing clinical education
          training affiliates in numbers appropriate for the proposed curriculum
          and class size.                                                               -325           10/07/09
   11     6. Assess impact of proposed clinical education experiences upon
          existing osteopathic training programs                                        -325           10/07/09
   12     7. Secure financial resources for operations                                  -325           10/07/09
   13     7. Secure escrowed teachout-reserve fund                                      -325           10/07/09
   14     7. Secure operating reserve fund                                              -325           10/07/09
   15     7. Secure letter of commitment, if a state institution                        -325           10/07/09
    II.    PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF FEASIBILITY STUDY
   16 Write draft feasibility study (30 days)                                           -325           10/07/09
   17 Review, revision and signoff by COM CEO & Dean                                    -295           11/06/09
   18 Submit to COCA                                                                    -288           11/13/09
   III.        INITIAL REVIEW BY COCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
   19     Feasibility study received by COCA staff --> COCA-EC                          -286           11/15/09
   20     Schedule time of meeting (30 days)                                            -264           12/07/09
   21     Initial feasibility study review completed by COCA staff (45 days)            -241           12/30/09
   22     Meeting: Receive staff analysis and make decision on visit                    -234           01/06/10
   23     Staff prepares report of meeting (7 days)and sends to COM                     -227           01/13/10
   IV.        SECOND REVIEW BY COCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
   24     COM responds to findings, submits amended study (30 days)                     -197           02/12/10
   25     Feasibility study updates received by COCA staff --> COCA-EC                  -195           02/14/10
   26     Schedule time of meeting (30 days)                                            -188           02/21/10
   27     Second feasibility study review completed by COCA staff (30 days)             -165           03/16/10
   28     Meeting: Receive staff analysis and make decision on visit                    -158           03/23/10
   29     Staff prepares report of meeting (7 days) and sends to COM                    -151           03/30/10
   V.                 INITIAL PRE-ACCREDITATION SITE VISIT
   30     Propose site visit date, team & submit to COM                                 -136           04/14/10
   31     Confirm site visit team (30 days) + 30 days in advance of date                -106           05/14/10
   32     COM identifies lodging                                                        -106           05/14/10
   33     Team arrives and departs campus                                                -76           06/13/10
   34     COCA Staff prepares draft report for team review (10 days)                     -76           06/13/10
   35     Team reviews draft report (5 days)                                             -66           06/23/10
   36     Draft report is submitted to COM                                               -61           06/28/10
   37     COM has 30 days to submit response, timeline may be waived.                    -60           06/29/10
   38     Materials are submitted to COCA 30 days in advance of meeting                  -30           07/29/10
   VI.                               COCA MEETING
   39 Pre-accreditation site visit report is presented                                     0           08/28/10
NOTE: This is a prototypical timetable. It does not represent an average or any specific applicant COM's experience.
      It should be considered as a guideline, not as a guarantee of any decision by the COCA.

   Prepared by the AOA Department of Accreditation                                                     Revised on January 28, 2010

								
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