Accreditation Visit

CAA Onsite Accreditation Visit

Marshall’s Department of Communication Disorders will host the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for an onsite accreditation visit April 19, 2024.  The program was awarded continued accreditation of its master’s program in speech-language pathology following a virtual site visit in November of 2021. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education guidance and CAA’s emergency policy, programs where the CAA conducted virtual site visits, CAA is conducting a follow-up site visit to the campus to comply with USDE regulations that will include a public meeting.

The public meeting will take place on April 19, 2024 from 11:30- 12:30 in Smith Hall 311. Please RSVP to Pam Holland at | 304-696-2985.

Additionally, in accordance with the CAA’s Public Comment policy and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of its review of the master’s programs in speech-language. The CAA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Accordingly, individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking reaccreditation may do so in two ways: (1) submitting written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified below  (2) attending and providing comments at a public meeting during the program’s scheduled site visit.

All comments provided must: relate to a program’s compliance with the published Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards) in effect at the time comments are submitted and identify the specific program seeking reaccreditation with the CAA. Comments not meeting these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be so notified.

All comments about education programs are due in the Accreditation Office no later than 3 business days before the first day of the scheduled site visit. Comments received after this time will not be forwarded to the site visit team for consideration during the accreditation review.

All written testimony—including comments faxed or submitted as e-mail attachments–must include the commenter’s name, address and telephone contact information and the commenter’s relationship to the program in order for Accreditation staff to verify the source of the testimony. All comments must be signed.

Comments should be submitted 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

Fax: 301-296-8570

Full Site Visit Agenda