American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA Standards Compliance Trends – 2010 Summary

In 2010, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) completed 50 accreditation reviews of academic programs in audiology and speech-language pathology (17 audiology program reviews, 33 speech-language pathology program reviews).

Accreditation Decisions

The following accreditation decisions were made by the CAA in 2010:

  • 38 programs were re-accredited for an 8-year cycle
  • 2 programs were re-accredited for a 5-year cycle
  • 2 programs were awarded initial accreditation (e.g., 5-year cycles)
  • 1 program was awarded candidacy (e.g., 5-year cycle)
  • 5 programs were deferred for additional information (e.g., supporting documentation, focused site visits)
  • 1 program was placed on probation
  • 1 program was removed from probation and re-accredited for an 8-year cycle

The following other actions were taken by the CAA in 2010:

  • 3 programs were granted extensions for submission of accreditation materials

 

The areas (standards) cited as non-compliant or partially compliant most frequently by the CAA in 2010 included:

  • strategic planning (Std. 1.3)
  • current, accurate, and readily available public information about the program and/or institution (Std. 1.7)
  • faculty sufficiency (Std. 2.2)
  • curriculum prepares students for full depth and breadth of scope of practice (Std. 3.1)
  • students are informed of program policies (Std. 4.3)
  • formative and summative assessments (Std. 5.1)
  • adequate physical facilities (Std. 6.2)

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