Web Student Program
Faculty Validation Period —
Student Enrollment —
Students enrolled in accredited
respiratory care education programs can receive free membership. These
memberships are web-based, meaning that AARC Times and RESPIRATORY
CARE journal are provided to students only through
the members-only internet links.
A school is eligible to
offer free memberships to its students if, and only if,
all full-time, part-time, and clinical preceptors and instructors
are members of the AARC.
2014, this program will be run according to the following schedule.
June 1–July 31, 2014
Schools will be asked to submit faculty names to be screened for membership
in the AARC. Only those schools that have 100% faculty participation
will be invited to have their students submit applications.
August 1, 2014–July
Validated schools may enter
their students at any time, year-round, because the
program director enters the student data directly and does
not submit paperwork to the AARC. A letter will be sent to you telling
you how to do this.
Schools will be asked to requalify for inclusion in the program.
must all faculty be members?
ability to offer these free memberships to students is contingent
upon attracting and maintaining more full memberships
within the AARC. We must have high faculty participation in order
to make this work. It is, of course, widely accepted that participation
in the professional association by those professionals teaching our
students is highly desirable.
will you ensure that all faculty members are being reported to you?
will rely on the integrity and honesty of the program
directors reporting the faculty names to us. As stated, program directors
understand that it is important to have professionals surrounding
our future professionals.
about clinical instructors?
do ask that you submit the names of your clinical instructors to us.
We know that schools have many different and unique arrangements with
clinical affiliates and clinical instructors. We expect that you will
report to us the primary individuals having interface with your students
or the lead therapists at the clinical sites. Again, we will rely
on you to report those individuals to us whom you feel have the greatest
impact and interface with your students, and that you will recognize
that our ability to offer these free membership is contingent upon
a large cadre of regular memberships within the AARC. This is one
way that you can give back to the AARC: Ensure that you are
promoting and expecting memberships from those individuals surrounding
do I submit the faculty names?
Use the school registration form to send us their names. The deadline for 2014 enrollment is July 31, 2014.
happens after a student's free membership expires in two years?
it expires and they renew prior to their graduation date, they will
be permitted to pay the regular student rate of $50. If it expires
after their graduation date, they will be billed for a full AARC membership.
if my students joined as free web members last year?
who have previously been registered are given two years of membership
OR membership until their specified graduation date—whichever
comes first. When you sign on to your faculty admin page, their names
should be visible to you if they are within these parameters. We ask that you make sure your roster is current. Please check it whenever you enter new students.
one of my students is already a member of the AARC, can they be included
in this program?
name will need to be submitted to us after their current regular paid
membership in the AARC expires. No refunds will be given to students
who have previously paid.
if I submitted my faculty names to you last year? Do I need to again?
you do. This is a new year and it’s time to do it again.