The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Complaint Process
Students in WKU's Communication Disorders program may submit opinions and concerns to the Council on Academic Accreditation using the following procedure:
Complaints about programs must: (a) be against an accredited education program or program in Candidacy status in speech-language pathology and/or audiology, (b) relate to the standards for accreditation of education programs in audiology and speech language pathology, and (c) include verification, if the complaint is from a student or faculty/instructional staff member, that the complainant exhausted all institutional grievance and review mechanisms before submitting a complaint to the CAA. All complaints must be signed and submitted in writing to the Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850. The complaint must clearly describe the specific nature of the complaint and the relationship of the complaint to the accreditation standards, and provide supporting data for the charge. The complainant's burden of proof is a preponderance or greater weight of the evidence. Complaints will not be accepted by email or facsimile.