American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA Standards Compliance Trends – 2012 Summary

In 2012, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) completed 52 accreditation reviews of academic programs in audiology and speech-language pathology (12 audiology program reviews, 40 speech-language pathology program reviews).

Accreditation Decisions

The following accreditation decisions were made by the CAA in 2012:

  • 47 programs were re-accredited for an 8-year cycle
  • 1 program was awarded initial accreditation for a 5-year cycle
  • 2 programs were awarded candidacy
  • 1 program was placed on probation
  • 1 program’s probation status was continued for a second year

Standards Compliance

The areas (standards) cited as non-compliant or partially compliant most frequently by the CAA in 2012 included:

  • availability, dissemination, and ongoing review of a long-term strategic plan (Std 1.3)
  • plan for evaluation of program director (Std. 1.5)
  • current, accurate, and readily available public information about the program and/or institution (Std. 1.7)
  • faculty sufficiency (Std. 2.2)
  • documentation of plans for clinical supervision commensurate with knowledge and skills of each student (Std. 3.5)
  • tracking and documentation of summative and formative assessments of performance of students and process for implementation of remediation plans (Std. 5.1)
  • ongoing assessments of program effectiveness and use of results for program improvement (e.g., plans for improving performance on student achievement measures) (Std. 5.3)
  • process for evaluation of faculty members and use of results to improve program (Std. 5.4)

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