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Strategic Plan

The CAA regularly conducts planning sessions to develop a multiyear strategic plan to support CAA in realizing its vision and purpose. The CAA use the results of the latest Customer Satisfaction Survey and other data to review and update its vision and purpose statements, reaffirm its Principles of Accreditation, and articulate its core values for administering a premier accreditation program.

Strategic Plan 2019–2022

The CAA developed a framework for its strategic plan to focus the council’s activities beginning in 2019. The CAA identified the following priorities and goals to guide CAA’s work over the next few years:

ENHANCE: Strengthen CAA’s reputation; improve CAA processes and procedures


  • Improve operational performance
  • Improve stakeholder experiences
  • Promote a culture of leadership and engagement

EXPAND: Broaden the scope and influence of CAA


  • Increase services and resources for existing programs
  • Increase services and resources for developing programs

EXPLORE: Recognize, anticipate, and/or address changes within accreditation and/or professions


  • Explore accreditation of entities beyond the current scope
  • Increase knowledge of higher education, accreditation, and regulatory environment
  • Increase knowledge of educational delivery models
  • Explore alternative accreditation models.

About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

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About the CAA

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredits eligible clinical doctoral programs in audiology and master's degree programs in speech-language pathology. The CAA relies on a dedicated corps of volunteers serving as Council members and site visitors to accomplish the work of the accreditation program.

Contact the CAA

Questions and/or requests for information about accreditation or the CAA can be directed to:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850


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