Site Visits and Site Visitors
The Accreditation Handbook includes the policies, procedures, and forms related to the conduct and report of a CAA site visit to a graduate education program, including qualifications for service as a site visitor. The Handbook and appendices are intended for use by both programs and site visit team members. Key chapters related to site visit activities are highlighted below:
- Chapter VII, "Site Visitors"
- Chapter XVIX, "Site Visit Planning and Conduct"
- Chapter XX, "Site Visit Report"
Site Visit Preparation
Site Visits: What to Expect, How to Prepare [PDF]
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions of programs preparing to host a CAA site visit, including suggested preparations, agenda development tips, and preparing documentation.
What We Did to Prepare for Our Visit [PDF]
Seeking guidance on how to prepare for a CAA site visit? Gail Kempster, SLP Program Director at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois and an experienced CAA site visitor, shared her strategies and suggestions at the Site Visits: What to Expect, How to Prepare auxiliary session at the ASHA Convention in November 2013.
Suggested Review Materials
Getting ready for a site visit team to come to your program? View a recommended set of materials that programs should have available at the time of the site visit.
Call for Public Comment
The CAA provides an opportunity for the public to provide written or oral comment about programs that have applied for candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation during the accreditation review period. See the list of programs for which the CAA is currently accepting public comments.
Serving as a Site Visitor