This page archives the questions featured in the "Ask the CAA" section in Accreditation Connection e-newsletter.
4/14/2023The CAA clarifies how programs that plan to apply for substantive changes could be affected by the end of the public health emergency on May 11, 2023.
8/23/2022The CAA's Standards for Accreditation include the expectations for how programs address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academic and clinical curriculum.
3/30/2022The CAA and accreditation staff are implementing new procedures for assessing a program’s compliance with Standard 1.9–Public Information, including an early notification system when not all requirements are in place.
11/4/2021The CAA references both academic and clinical content and coursework in its Standards for Accreditation (Standards). How those terms are defined support various aspects of the CAA’s compliance indicators, such as faculty teaching load.
3/30/2021How do the changes in CAA’s distance education definition impact programs?
3/30/2021The CAA requires programs to make available to students and to the public information about the program and institution that is current, accurate, and readily available.
11/8/2020The CAA approved changes to its policy and procedures that set forth the expectations and timelines for a program to address any areas of non-compliance with accreditation standards.
11/8/2020When closure of an accredited or candidate program has been decided, programs must notify the CAA in writing as soon as possible but no later than 30 days after the final decision to close.
8/27/2020The Educational Testing Service (ETS) developed the Praxis tests to assess an individual’s knowledge, skills, and readiness to enter independent practice in their respective profession.
4/1/2020What are the CAA’s expectations for documenting compliance with a standard?
11/18/2019The CAA expects programs to address policies and procedures that they use to ensure equitable treatment for all students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program’s clinics.
8/28/2019Accreditation is about programs, and certification is about individuals.
9/18/2018The CAA requires accredited programs to annually report student achievement data in three areas—program completion, Praxis examination performance, and employment of graduates in the professions.
10/23/2017The CAA provides guidance on calculating program completion rates, which is used as an outcome measure that addresses the quality of the program’s success with respect to student achievement.
8/25/2017The CAA's standards include important aspects of interprofessional education/interprofessional collaborative practice (IPE/IPP).
4/8/2016The CAA considers the review processes—for applications and annual reports—as part of a dialogue with the program about its compliance with the Standards for Accreditation.
3/20/2015The CAA requires programs to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a long-term strategic plan.
3/20/2012The CAA does not require that program faculty and supervisors hold the ASHA Certification (CCC) or any other credential, but it does look to confirm that the experience and qualifications are appropriate to each person’s responsibilities in the program.
9/23/2011The CAA believes in the importance of innovation to reflect the ideas and hopes of professionals in the discipline.
9/23/2010The CAA requires programs to describe their policies for retention of student records for completing degree and credentialing requirements.