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Standards Compliance Continuum

The standards compliance continuum highlights CAA's expectations for a program's development and achievement as related to the 2008 Standards for Accreditation. Programs are expected to demonstrate, at a minimum, the designated level of development outlined below. The CAA will apply this compliance schedule for its review and decision on a program's candidacy application and reports. For example, decisions to award candidacy to an applicant program will be based on the expectations listed in the column, "CAA's award of candidacy."

Key :
P = Compliance with the standard is planned and a timeline is established for meeting compliance expectations
I = Plan is implemented; compliance expectations met
M = Plan is implemented and compliance maintained; program improvements have been initiated

 

2008 Standards for Accreditation

Level I: Development Proposal

Level II: Application

Level III: Program Improvement/ Maintenance

 

Readiness to submit candidacy application

Approval for a site visit

CAA's award of candidacy

CAA's approval of 1st annual progress report

CAA's approval of 2nd/3rd annual progress report

STD. 1.0 Administration & Governance          
1.1 - Regional Accreditation

I

I

I

M

M

1.2 - Mission, Goals, Objectives

P/I

P/I

I

M

M

1.3 - Program Strategic Plan

P/I

I

I

M

M

1.4 - Program Authority & Responsibility

P

P/I

I

M

M

1.5 - Program Director

I

I

I

M

M

1.6 - Equitable Treatment

I

I

I

M

M

1.7 - Public Information

P

P/I

P/I

P/I/M

P/I/M

STD. 2.0 Faculty          
2.1 - Faculty Qualifications

P

I

I

M

M

2.2 - Faculty Sufficiency

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

I/M

2.3 - Continuing Competence

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

I/M

STD. 3.0 Curriculum          
3.1 - Overall Curriculum

P/I

P/I

P/I

I/M

I/M

3.2 - Curriculum Currency & Diversity

P

P

P

I

M

3.3 - Scientific & Research Foundations

P

I

I

M

M

3.4 - Sequence of Learning Experiences

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

M

3.5 - Supervision

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

M

3.6 - External Placements

P

P/I

I

I/M

M

3.7 - Clinical Settings/Populations

P

P/I

P/I

M

M

STD. 4.0 Students          

4.1 - Admission Criteria

I

I

I

M

M

4.2 - Student Adaptations

P/I

P/I

I

M

M

4.3 - Student Information

P

P/I

I

I/M

M

4.4 - Student Advising

P

P/I

I

M

M

4.5 - Verification of Student Identity in Distance Education Courses

P

P/I

P/I

I

M

STD. 5.0 Assessment          
5.1 - Program Assessment of Students

P/I

P/I

P/I

I/M

M

5.2 - Student Progress Documentation

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

M

5.3 - Program Effectiveness

P

P/I

P/I

P/I

P/I/M

5.4 - Evaluation of Faculty 

P/I

P/I

P/I

I/M

I/M

STD. 6.0 Program Resources          

6.1 - Institutional Financial Support

P

P/I

P/I

I/M

I/M

6.2 - Physical Facilities

P

P

I

M

M

6.3 - Program Equipment & Materials

P

P/I

I

I/M

M

6.4 - Program Support Services & Resources

P

I

I

M

M

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