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CAA Standards Compliance Trends – 2011 Summary

In 2011, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) completed 49 accreditation reviews of academic programs in audiology and speech-language pathology (10 audiology program reviews, 39 speech-language pathology program reviews).

Accreditation Decisions

The following accreditation decisions were made by the CAA in 2011:

  • 42 programs were re-accredited for an 8-year cycle
  • 1 program was awarded initial accreditation (e.g., 5-year cycle)
  • 3 programs were awarded candidacy
  • 1 program was deferred for additional information (e.g., supporting documentation)
  • 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 2011:

  • 2 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 2011 included:

  • not only development, but implementation of a long-term strategic plan (Std. 1.3)
  • current, accurate, and readily available public information about the program and/or institution (Std. 1.7)
  • faculty sufficiency (Std. 2.2)
  • formative and summative assessments (Std. 5.1)
  • ongoing assessments of program effectiveness and use of results for program improvement (Std. 5.3)
  • sufficiency of clerical and technical staff, support services, and library and technology resources (Std. 6.4)

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