Actions for ACAE Academic Programs Going Through Review

For Academic Programs

ACAE Accreditation Action: The ACAE accreditation review process confirms that the program is in substantial compliance with the ACAE Accreditation Standards for a Doctoral-Degree Educational Program in Audiology. A program in substantial compliance with the Standards also may be in Partial or Non-Compliance with one or more specific Standards that are Believed to be readily correctable. At the time of an ACAE action, ACAE awards an accreditation period based on the following criteria:

  • A 2-3 year period may be requested, when there is a condition of Partial compliance or Non-compliance (as noted above);
  • A 7-year review period is the standard number of years for re-accreditation;
  • Also, ACAE reserves the right to visit an academic program at any time if a routine annual review reveals a question of Non-compliance with a substantial number of the ACAE Standards.

Probationary Accreditation Action: Probationary Accreditation is an accreditation category. During a period of Probationary Accreditation, programs are recognized and listed as being accredited. Probationary Accreditation is usually limited to one year. However, extensions may be granted by ACAE for good cause. Programs receiving ACAE’s notification of a change of status to Probationary Accreditation must notify currently enrolled students and those seeking admission that the program has been placed on probation. Probationary status may be removed when the program has demonstrated that it is in substantial compliance with the Standards:

  • Because the areas of Non-compliance were resolved or
  • Because the program has documented significant progress toward compliance with the cited areas of Non-compliance within the allowed time period.
  • Failure to come into substantial compliance with the Standards within the allowed time period will result in a change of status to Accreditation Withdrawn.

For Prospective ACAE Applicants Application & Fee Structure Overview for:

Ongoing Au.D. Programs (PDF)

Developing Status for Au.D. Programs (PDF)

ACAE has face to face meetings at least once a year, plus 6 to 8 conference calls throughout the year.

List of 2016 ACAE Accredited Programs:

Nova Southeastern University – Department of Audiology, College of Health Care Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Ohio State University – The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program, College of Arts and Sciences,  Division of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Columbus, OH

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill -The Program in Audiology, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC

University of Texas at Dallas – Doctor of Audiology Program (AuD), School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas Texas

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, A Division of CID, St. Louis, MO.

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2016 ACAE ApplicantPrograms:

There are 2 ACAE applicant programs in progress at the current time.

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Actions Regarding ACAE Accredited Programs:

2015

December 2015:
An ACAE action was taken on December 31, 2015, that as of January 1, 2016, Central Michigan University – See April 2007 below for details…

March 2015:
At the ACAE meeting on March 24, 2015, The ACAE Board of Directors, following the full review of the Profile Report,Self-Study and Preliminary Site Visit Report, voted to award the status of Accreditation to:
The Doctor of Audiology Program (AuD), School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas.
The Accreditation recognized four Strengths and noted one Partial Compliance: a plan of action and progress report are requested for standard # 21(Required Knowledge and Competencies).

October 29, 2015, the Partial Compliance was received and reviewed.  The ACAE Board of Directors approved the comprehensive Plan of Action for Doctor of Audiology Program (AuD), School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, University of Texas, Dallas on January 26, 2016.  The program is in full compliance with the ACAE Standards.
Accreditation Dates: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2022

Actions Regarding ACAE Developing Status Programs:

2015:

March 2015:
The Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) voted on March 3, 2015 to approve the Developing Status application submitted by the Audiology Program of the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. The approval process allows the University of the Pacific to implement a Doctor of Audiology curriculum and to admit an initial class of students. Developing Status does not indicate that a program is accredited, nor does it guarantee or imply ACAE accreditation of the program. The ACAE will request from the University of the Pacific additional evidence of initial outcomes on a regular basis.
Developing Status: The Doctor of Audiology Program, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California

Actions Regarding ACAE Accredited Programs:

2014

March 2014:
At the ACAE meeting on March 25th, 2014, the ACAE Board of Directors, following the full review of the Profile Report, Self-Study and Preliminary Site Visit Report, voted to award the status of Accreditation to:
The Doctor of Audiology “AuD” Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
The Accreditation recognized five Strengths and noted one Partial Compliance: a progress report and plan of action are requested for standard #10.
As of October 31, 2014, the Partial Compliance was satisfied and The Ohio State University is Accredited and in full compliance with all Standards.
Accreditation dates April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2021.

Actions Regarding ACAE Accredited Programs

2010:

December 2010:
During ACAE’s meeting in December 2010, The ACAE Board of Directors voted to award the status of Accreditation to two academic programs in audiology following the review of the Self-Study and Preliminary Site Visit Reports.
Accreditation – The Program in Audiology, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. Accreditation Dates: December 1, 2010 – December 31, 2017.
Accreditation – The Department of Audiology, College of Health Care Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Accreditation Dates: December 1, 2010 – December 31, 2017.

Actions Regarding ACAE Accredited Programs

2008:

April 2008:
Accreditation –The Program in Audiology & Communication Sciences, A Division of CID at Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO. Accreditation Dates: April 1, 2008 – April 30, 2015 – Extension for re-accreditation approved until 2016.

Actions Regarding ACAE Accredited Programs

2007:

April 2007:
Accreditation – Audiology Program, Department of Communication Disorders, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. Accreditation Dates: April 1, 2007 – April 30, 2014 – Extension for re-accreditation approved until 2016.
Note: As of January 1, 2016, Central Michigan University (CMU) will no longer retain an accredited status with the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). By mutual consent, the ACAE and Central Michigan University agreed upon a voluntary withdrawal of CMU’s re-accreditation application.

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