Accreditation Handbook—Chapter XII: Informing the Public
In accordance with the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of its review of the clinical doctoral programs in audiology or master’s programs in speech-language pathology that have submitted applications for candidacy or applications for initial or continued accreditation and anticipate a site visit.
Site Visits During COVID-19 Pandemic
The CAA postponed the site visits scheduled for Spring 2020 beginning March 12, 2020 as a result of the pandemic. All previously scheduled site visits have been rescheduled during Fall 2020 and will be conducted as virtual site visits in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education guidance and CAA’s emergency policy. Program listings are updated as a new schedule was confirmed. Individuals may continue to submit comments in accordance with the CAA’s policy during this time.
How To Submit Comments
Individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking candidacy or initial accreditation or about a CAA-accredited program seeking continued accreditation may do so in 2 ways:
- Submit written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified in the public comment procedures
- Provide comments to the site visit team during the program’s scheduled site visit
All comments must:
- Relate to a program’s compliance with the current Standards for Accreditation
- Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or continued accreditation with the CAA
Comments that do not meet these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be notified.
The Standards for Accreditation and the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures are available in the Accreditation Handbook. These documents may also be obtained by sending a written request to the Accreditation Office.