Public Hearing - M.S. Program in Speech-Language Pathology

January 17 2019
04:00 PM Xavier South Building, Room 214B, 909 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125.

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) is seeking candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The program is undergoing a candidacy site visit. As part of the site visit, a public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 4:00pm to 5:00 p.m. at the Xavier South Building, Room 214, 909 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70125. Programs scheduled for candidacy site visits are responsible for soliciting public comment from students and consumers by holding a public meeting during the scheduled site visit.

Interested parties may either attend this meeting to provide oral or written testimony to the Site Visit Team, or may provide comments to the CAA prior to the site visit. Written comments provided prior to the site visit must be submitted to the CAA no later than Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All written testimony must include the commenter’s name, address, telephone number, and the commenter’s relationship to Xavier University of Louisiana’s Department of Speech Pathology. 

All Written comments must be signed and 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
accreditation@asha.org
Fax: 301-296-8570

All persons interested in making public comment about the programs are welcome to attend the meeting. A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s policy on Public Comments 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 the following URLs:

Standards for Accreditation 

URL: https://caa.asha.org/wp-content/uploads/Accreditation-Standards-for-Graduate-Programs.pdf

CAA’s Policy on Public Comment

URL: https://caa.asha.org/programs/call-for-public-comments/

Interested parties may also contact Dr. Harris McFerrin, Interim Department Head, Department of Speech Pathology (phone: 504-520-7585; email: hmcferri@xula.edu) or Dr. Elgustus Polite, Interim Program Director, Department of Speech Pathology (phone: 504-520-5460; email: epolite@xula.edu) for more information.