New self-monitoring tool introduced for youth programs
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new survey tool has been developed to assist youth program directors in ensuring compliance with Penn State policy and regulatory guidelines.
This tool was introduced at the Youth Program Directors meeting in February 2016 and has since been piloted by several program directors. It contains questions that function as a checklist to guide directors through the elements of Policy AD39 (Minors Involved in University-Sponsored Programs or Programs Held at the University and/or Housed in University Facilities) to help ensure that all requirements are in place before a program begins.
As part of a comprehensive review of youth programs, this type of pre-program monitoring allows for early identification and correction of concerns before they cause a program to be in non-compliance with organizational policy or regulatory guidelines. It can also be used to identify patterns or trends that may require additional tools, resources or training across all youth programming.
The youth program compliance specialist at Penn State will contact program directors individually, providing a link to the tool and complete instructions for use. Program directors will be asked to complete the survey prior to the start of their youth program.