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Speech Language Pathology Public Meeting

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As a part of the accreditation process for the new Speech-Language Pathology graduate program at DeSales the program is anticipating a site visit on September 16 & 17, 2021. The program is seeking public comment and is invited to attend a Meeting to be held virtually via ZOOM at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Please RSVP to Dr. Susana Keller @ and you will be provided with information to attend the meeting.


DeSales University
Accreditation of MS in Speech-Language Pathology
Public Meeting & Public Comment

Public Meeting:

Programs scheduled for accreditation review are responsible for soliciting public comment from students and consumers by holding a public meeting during the scheduled site visit. The program must widely publish an announcement regarding this meeting no later than 15 days prior to the site visit. The announcement should indicate that a copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment 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 CAA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As part of the CAA’s recognition by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the agency is encouraged to develop a method for allowing public input about the accreditation process and about graduate education programs prior to final decision by the CAA. Accordingly, individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking candidacy (preaccreditation) or initial CAA accreditation or about a CAA-accredited 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 or (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 candidacy, initial accreditation, or reaccreditation with the CAA.

Comments not meeting these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be so notified.

Comments Submitted Prior to the Site Visit

The CAA publishes on its website the list of programs that have submitted applications for candidacy, initial accreditation, and reaccreditation during that calendar year for which the CAA is seeking public comment as part of its current accreditation review of the published programs. The listing will include the dates of the scheduled site visit for each program. Individuals who wish to submit written testimony about any of the programs scheduled for a site visit must adhere to the following procedures.

• All comments about education programs are due in the Accreditation Office no later than 15 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

Comments Provided During the Site Visit

Both written and oral comments will be considered during any portion of the site visit, provided they meet the criteria specified above.

Other Comments During the Site Visit:

If written comments are provided to a site visitor during the site visit, the commenter must include his/her name, address and telephone contact information and the commenter’s relationship to the program in order to verify the source of the testimony, and must have signed the comments. As with all information obtained during the site visit, the site visit team members will consider the written comments as it relates to the accreditation standards, and will not reveal the identity of the person submitting the comments in the written site visit report or append the written comments to that report.

Please RSVP to Dr. Susana Keller @ and you will be provided with information to attend the meeting.

Thursday, September 16 at 5:00pm

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