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As part of the typical accreditation process for MS in Speech-Language Pathology programs, the CAA is seeking comments in advance of its scheduled Feb. 19-20 site visit to USAHS.
The MS in Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USAHS) is seeking candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
The program is undergoing a candidacy site visit. As part of the site visit, a public meeting will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Austin campus, Room 215A, 5401 La Crosse Ave., Austin, Texas, 78739. Programs scheduled for candidacy site visits are responsible for soliciting public comment from students and consumers by holding a public meeting during the scheduled site visit.
All persons interested in making public comment about the programs are welcome to attend the meeting. A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s policy on Public Comments may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or accessing the documents online at the following URLs:
Written comments should be submitted by February 4 to:
Accreditation Public Comment
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
If you have any questions about CAA accreditation, email Kathy J. Wheat, PhD, CCC-SLP, Program Director, MS in Speech-Language Pathology, at [email protected].