American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CAA Accreditation Decisions

March 21, 2014

Below is a list of recent accreditation decisions made by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

CAA's accreditation is sought voluntarily by education programs that offer clinical doctoral degrees in audiology or master's degrees in speech-language pathology designed for graduates entering the professions. The CAA applies accreditation status classifications to each program that reflect CAA's evaluation of the extent to which an education program complies with the Standards for Accreditation.

Accrediting agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) are required to notify the public, regional accreditors, selected specialized recognized accreditors, state agencies responsible for post-secondary education, and the USDE of final accreditation decisions. Further, accrediting agencies recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) are required to publish the basis for all final accreditation decisions, including non-adverse accreditation actions (i.e., award or continue accreditation or place on probation). The CAA includes in this notice the standards cited and compliance level (i.e., partial compliance or non-compliance) and a link to the program's decision letter or Accreditation Action Report (AAR), as appropriate. No decision letter or AAR is provided in this notice for programs that CAA deemed to be in full compliance with all standards and therefore were not cited with partial or non-compliance in any areas.

Summary of Accreditation Actions

The CAA took the following actions at its meeting February 19–22, 2014. The decisions were based on the level of compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The standards address administrative structure and governance, faculty, academic and clinical curriculum, students, assessment, and program resources.

The programs, grouped by the type of decision made, are listed in alphabetical order by institution name.

The complete list of CAA-Accredited Graduate Education Programs [PDF] is updated regularly to reflect recent actions and accreditation statuses. For information about a specific education program, contact the director of the audiology or speech-language pathology program in care of the institution listed. Information about the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology can be obtained by contacting the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

Awarded Candidacy

Although compliance with all standards is not required at the time of award of candidacy, CAA's decision to award candidacy status is based on the program's and institution's demonstrated commitment and ability to implement the program fully and to comply with all Standards for Accreditation. Candidacy status may be held for no longer than 5 years. Programs are required to file annual progress reports to document continuing compliance with and development towards the accreditation standards throughout the candidacy cycle.

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Candidacy dates: February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2019
Progress report requested on continued development in accordance with CAA's expectations for candidacy programs.
Jacksonville University SLP Candidacy Decision Letter, February 2014 [PDF]

Sacred Heart University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Candidacy dates: February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2019
Progress report requested on continued development in accordance with CAA's expectations for candidacy programs.
Sacred Heart University SLP Candidacy Decision Letter, February 2014 [PDF]

Awarded Accreditation (Initial)

Programs awarded accreditation demonstrated compliance with the Standards for Accreditation, for which a 5-year accreditation cycle was awarded. Programs are required to file annual reports to document continuing compliance with the accreditation standards throughout the accreditation cycle.

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Continued Accreditation (Reaccreditation)

Programs awarded continued accreditation demonstrated compliance with the Standards for Accreditation, for which an 8-year accreditation cycle was awarded. Programs are required to file annual reports to document continuing compliance with the accreditation standards throughout the accreditation cycle.

CUNY, Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, New York
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2022
Progress report requested on standard: 1.7 Public Information (partial compliance)
CUNY, Brooklyn College SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Emerson College
Boston, Massachusetts
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

LIU Post (formerly Long Island University, C.W. Post Center)
Brookville, New York
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2022
Progress report requested on standard: 6.2 Physical Facilities (partial compliance)
LIU Post SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Louisiana State University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
Progress report requested on standards: 3.1B Overall Curriculum (partial compliance); 5.1 Program Assessment of Students (partial compliance); 6.2 Physical Facilities (partial compliance)
Louisiana State University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Louisiana Technical University
Ruston, Louisiana
Clinical doctoral program in audiology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
Progress report requested on standard: 6.1 Institutional Financial Support (partial compliance)
Louisiana Technical University AUD Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
Progress report requested on standards: 6.1 Institutional Financial Support (partial compliance); 6.3 Program Equipment and Materials (partial compliance); 6.4 Program Support Services and Resources (partial compliance)
Louisiana Technical University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
Progress report requested on standard: 5.1 Program Assessment of Students (partial compliance)
Marshall University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Rush University
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical doctoral program in audiology
Accreditation dates: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2022
Progress report requested on standards: 1.5 Program Director (partial compliance); 2.2 Faculty Sufficiency (partial compliance); 3.1B Overall Curriculum (partial compliance); 3.6B External Placements (partial compliance); 5.1 Program Assessment of Students (partial compliance)
Stephen F. Austin State University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

SUNY at New Paltz
New Paltz, New York
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
Progress report requested on standards: 1.7 Public Information (partial compliance); 3.5B Supervision (partial compliance); 5.3 Program Effectiveness (partial compliance); 6.2 Physical Facilities (partial compliance)
SUNY at New Paltz SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2022
Progress report requested on standard: 1.7 Public Information (partial compliance)
University of Toledo SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2022
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes.

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2021
The program was in compliance with all standards and has met CAA's expectations (thresholds) for student outcomes. 

Approved Substantive Change

CAA evaluates whether a proposed substantive change affects the accredited or candidate program's ability to maintain compliance with the Standards for Accreditation, and will take action accordingly. Programs are required to include information about all approved modalities in annual reports to document continuing compliance with the accreditation standards throughout the accreditation cycle.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: November 1, 2009 through October 31, 2017
Includes distance education as of February 1, 2014
Progress report requested on standards: 1.7 Public Information (partial compliance); 2.2 Faculty Sufficiency (partial compliance)
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Removed Probation/Continued Accreditation

When a program's probation status is removed, the program demonstrated that it was able to rectify the deficiencies noted and achieve compliance with the Standards for Accreditation.

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
Clinical doctoral program in audiology
Current Accreditation dates: January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2016
Progress report requested on standards: 1.3 Program Strategic Plan (partial compliance); 5.3 Program Effectiveness (partial compliance)
Auburn University AUD Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Placed on Probation

A program placed on probation is judged to be not in compliance with all accreditation standards, as indicated by clear evidence of circumstances that jeopardize the capability of the program to provide acceptable educational experiences for the students. A program also may be placed on probation because the program has not corrected deficiencies noted earlier by the CAA. A program placed on probation is considered accredited. A program may be placed on probation as a result of CAA's review of an annual report or application for continued accreditation; if the latter, a new accreditation cycle is initiated based on the end date of the previous accreditation cycle. A program is placed on probation for a period of one year, at which time the program must file a probation report.

Placed on Probation as a Result of Annual Report Review

Howard University
Washington, District of Columbia
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2018
Probation date: February 22, 2014
Probation report requested on standard: 1.7 Public Information (non-compliance)
Howard University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2017
Probation date: February 22, 2014
Probation report requested on standards: 2.2 Faculty Sufficiency (non-compliance); 5.3 Program Effectiveness (non-compliance)
Indiana State University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Lamar University
Beaumont, Texas
Clinical doctoral program in audiology
Accreditation dates: August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2020
Probation date: February 22, 2014
Probation report requested on standards: 1.7 Public Information (partial compliance); 2.2 Faculty Sufficiency (non-compliance); 3.3A Scientific and Research Foundations (non-compliance)
Lamar University AUD Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Master's program in speech-language pathology
Accreditation dates: September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2017
Probation date: February 22, 2014
Probation report requested on standards: 1.7 Public Information (non-compliance); 2.2 Faculty Sufficiency (partial compliance); 5.3 Program Effectiveness (partial compliance)
Marquette University SLP Accreditation Action Report, February 2014 [PDF]

Placed on Probation as a Result of an Application for Continued Accreditation Review

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Continued Probation

When a program's probation is continued, the CAA has judged the program to remain not in compliance with all accreditation standards, which may include consideration of extenuating circumstances.

N/A

Voluntarily Withdrawal – Program Closed

Programs that intend to close are required to notify the CAA of this event. Closed programs relinquish their accreditation status as of the date of closure. The CAA removes the closed program from all lists of its accredited and candidate programs.

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