The master's program in speech-language pathology at Grand Valley State University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the 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, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a "preaccreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.
Holding candidacy signifies that the program in speech-language pathology at GVSU complies with rigorous standards for accreditation. An accredited status (candidacy or full) must be awarded prior to enrolling students.
Accreditation signifies to students, the general public, and all interested parties that the program of study has met the rigorous standards designed to insure that programs are striving toward excellence in educating students. Here is a link to the ASHA website which provides greater detail what accreditation requires and means to students and the public. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Dan Halling at email@example.com.
Anyone interested in knowing more about this professional accreditation, or to file a complaint or grievance regarding the GVSU M.S. program, may use the following contact information:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, Maryland 20850
800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700
NOTE: Grievances must address the program's compliance with accreditation standards.
Documents for Accreditation Reviewers
Documents for accreditation review:
- Department student handbook
- Department clinical handbook, if different from above (given to students &/or supervisors)
- University handbooks given to (graduate) students
- University faculty handbooks
- University's promotion and tenure guidelines
- University catalog/bulletin - program description and requirements
- University's calendar for recent academic year
- Flow chart showing university hierarchy, with names, if available
- Copies of all course syllabi - "Available Upon Request"
- University policies and procedures