Accreditation Handbook—Chapter V: Operation of the CAA
The CAA is composed of 18 members, including individuals representing CAA accredited programs, clinical practitioners who are employed full time in nonacademic settings, and 1 public member.
Serve on CAA
Interested in serving on the CAA? Each spring, a call for applications is posted to fill anticipated member vacancies on the CAA for the following year. All CAA positions—academic, practitioner, and public—are for 4-year terms beginning January 1. The CAA also recruits during that time candidates to apply to serve on its Nominating Committee, which is a 1-year term.
CAA Member Elections
The CAA Nominating Committee annually presents a slate of candidates to fill anticipated academic and practitioner member vacancies for election by CAA-accredited programs. Program directors of CAA-accredited programs are notified by email in late August when the election opens, including a link to candidate statements to share with all faculty before the program’s vote is cast. Voting closes on September 15.
The CAA conducts face-to-face meetings 3 times a year at the ASHA National Office in Rockville, Maryland.
- February 19–22, 2020
- July 15–18, 2020
- September 23–26, 2020
- February 17–20, 2021
- July 21–24, 2021
- September 22–25, 2021
Observe a CAA Meeting
CAA meetings, except for executive sessions as designated by the CAA, are open to individuals as observers. Individuals who are interested in observing a meeting must submit a request through email to the Council Chair at least 30 days prior to one of its regularly scheduled meetings.