Mount St. Joseph University invites you to a public meeting with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).


As part of the CAA’s national recognition as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), CAA is encouraged to develop a method for allowing public input about the accreditation process and about graduate education programs prior to their final decision. Individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking candidacy (pre-accreditation) 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.


Master of Speech-Language Pathology Public Meeting


Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Time: 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 pm

Location: Mount St. Joseph University, Molloy Room (formerly Corona room)

This room can be accessed via the main entrance at the fountain. Parking is available in any space not identified as “Reserved” by a placard.


Attendance via Zoom is also possible; please complete this form to register and a link will be provided for you.


Prior Written Comments

If you are unable to attend, you are invited to submit written comments. Please see below for the Policy on Written Comments. 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


Individuals who wish to submit written testimony about any program 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 (August 22). 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