Public meeting to examine speech-language pathology accreditation application

January 20, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Speech-Language Pathology Master of Science program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State is undergoing an accreditation review and site visit in 2017. As part of the site visit, a public meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in 111 Chambers Building, University Park.

The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

All are welcome to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members of the accreditation site visit team to provide personal observations and experiences related to the graduate program's compliance with the CAA's accreditation standards.

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 800-498-2071; or accessing the documents online at

Comments Submitted Prior to the Site Visit

Individuals who wish to submit written testimony must adhere to the following: 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 CAA staff to verify the source of the testimony. All comments must be signed.

Submit comments to:

Accreditation Public Comment

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard, #310

Rockville, MD 20850


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. The address is:

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Pennsylvania State University

308 Ford Building

University Park, PA 16802

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Last Updated January 23, 2017