March 6, 2014
Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, UCO University Relations, 405-974-2121, email@example.com
UCO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAM SEEKS REACCREDITATION, INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT
The speech-language pathology master’s program at the University of Central Oklahoma has applied for continued accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
In accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures, the CAA is seeking public comment as part of its review of the program. Comments on the program, including that of alumni, clinic patrons, employers, graduates of the program and the public, will be heard in a meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 31 in the College of Education and Professional Studies Building, Room 106 on Central’s campus.
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, effective Jan. 1, 2014, available online at www.asha.org, by calling ASHA's Action Center at 800-498-2071, or from the accreditation office, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Md., 20850.
Individuals may also submit written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the following procedures:
- All comments are due in the accreditation office no later than 15 days before March 31, 2014, 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 comments must include the commenter's name, address, telephone contact information and the commenter's relationship to the program in order for the accreditation office staff to verify the source of the testimony.
- All comments must be signed.
Comments may be submitted via mail to: Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Md., 20850; via email, firstname.lastname@example.org; or via fax at 301-296-8570.