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Fall 2018

Elect Five New Members to the CAA Is Open Through September 15, 11:59 p.m., EDT.
Program directors of all eligible CAA-accredited programs were notified via email on August 27 and were given instructions on how to cast ballots on behalf of their respective programs. Statements from candidates to fill the three academic member vacancies in speech-language pathology and two practitioner member vacancies (one audiology and one speech-language pathology) for the 2019 CAA are available online.

Join the CAA at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston!

Welcome Kimberlee Moore and Hermela Hailemeskel to Accreditation Team

Comment on Proposed Edits to Standards for Accreditation—Due September 25

Comment on Proposed Increase to Accreditation Fees—Due September 25
CAA Meeting Highlights

Summer 2018 Accreditation Decisions
All final accreditation decisions made during the CAA’s July 18–21, 2018, meeting are posted on the Accreditation Decisions web page, consistent with the CAA’s Public Notice of Accreditation Actions policy.
  • New Programs Achieve CAA Accreditation Status: The CAA awarded initial accreditation to the speech-language pathology master’s program at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. The CAA also awarded candidacy status to the master’s programs in speech-language pathology at Faulkner University in Alabama, Francis Marion University in South Carolina, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Moravian College in Pennsylvania, and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Texas, and to the audiology clinical doctoral program at Samford University in Alabama. Congratulations to these programs on achieving this recognition!
  • Programs in Full Compliance—Comprehensive Accreditation Review. Join the CAA in congratulating the following programs: Chapman University (SLP), Grand Valley State University (SLP), MGH Institute of Health Professions (SLP), Northern Illinois University (AUD, SLP), San Jose State University (SLP), University of Maryland, College Park (AUD, SLP), and the University of Pittsburgh (AUD, SLP). These programs were in full compliance with all Standards for Accreditation as a result of CAA’s comprehensive review. The CAA does not post the Accreditation Action Reports for programs that have received no standards citations.
CAA Policies and Procedures
The CAA approved changes for the Procedures for Achievement and Maintenance of Candidacy Status (Chapter XVI of the Accreditation Handbook), which will go into effect January 1, 2019. A summary of the changes is available on the Candidacy Reporting Procedures web page. The changes include the following:
  • Removal of second readiness review for candidacy application and related decision options
  • Updated “P-I-M” key and definitions for continuum of CAA’s standards compliance expectations of new programs
Announcements If you have any questions or comments about this issue of the newsletter or suggestions for the future, please direct them to
Spring 2019 Issue Topics
  • Call for Applications to Serve on CAA for 2020
  • Join CAA at CAPCSD’s Annual Conference
  • Summary of Standards Compliance Trends for 2018 Decisions
  • Aggregate Data Reports
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