Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

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ACAE CORNER | Summary of the Second Annual Clinical Education Forum at AudiologyNOW! 2017

The second annual Clinical Education Forum was held April 8, 2017, in Indianapolis during AudiologyNOW! This year, ACAE jointly collaborated with the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) in planning the program. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Clinical Education Forum, AAA Conference, clinical education

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today July/August 2017

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ACAE CORNER | An Open Letter

Dear Friends,

I want to inform you about a variety of changes that will take place at ACAE at the end of the year. 

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today September/October 2017

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ACAE CORNER | A Year in Review

As 2018 winds down and we reflect on our business this year, the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) is optimistic. We are confident in the quality of doctor of audiology (AuD) educational programs and the ability of the profession to meet critical challenges for clinical education. We are hopeful about the expansion of ACAE’s reach to more AuD programs through our standards and accreditation services.

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Clinical Education Forum, Academy Leadership

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ACAE CORNER | A Career Devoted to Audiology Education: Remembering Pat Kricos

The first ACAE Corner article was published in the November/December 2011 issue of Audiology Today. As some of you may recall, the American Academy of Audiology Annual Conference that year was held in Chicago, with Richard Roberts serving as program chair.  

The inaugural ACAE Corner column, titled simply “On Accreditation,” was written by Gerald Church, then a professor in, and the director of, the doctor of audiology program at Central Michigan University.  

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), In Memoriam, Audiology Today, Mentorship

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ACAE CORNER | 2018: A Year of Transition

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge Doris Gordon, the current executive director of ACAE, who will be stepping down on December 31, 2017. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), site evaluation, clinical education, council of academic programs in communication sciences and disorders (CAPCSD)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today November/December 2017

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ACAE CORNER | A Stroll Down Different Undergraduate Pathways Leading to Doctor of Audiology Programs

I received the above e-mail message while preparing the manuscript for this article. A colleague at the University of Hawaii referred this undergraduate student to me after she had initially inquired about audiology from a family medicine physician at the university. As a permanent part-time professor at the University of Hawaii (living in Maine and Florida), I teach three online prerequisite courses for academically, geographically, and culturally diverse cohorts of undergraduates interested in applying to a graduate program in audiology or speech pathology. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Students, Academia, Education

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ACAE CORNER | Infusing Evidence-Based Practice in AuD Education: Report from the 2019 Clinical Education Forum

The fourth annual Clinical Education Forum was held the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Academy’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. As has been the tradition, the Clinical Education Forum was co-sponsored by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD). 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Education

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ACAE CORNER | What Is Evidence-Based Audiology?

This article is the first of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. A second article will offer additional strategies for more effectively instilling in students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

To expand on this theme, let us look at the ACAE Accreditation Standards for the Doctor of Audiology Program, Standard 25:

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Education, Academia, Research

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ACAE CORNER | Educating AuD Students for the Practice of Evidence-Based Audiology

This article is the second of a two-part series on evidence-based audiology and the education of audiologists. In the first article (Hall, 2018), the concept of evidence-based audiology was reviewed. Also, challenges in the incorporation of evidence-based audiology into doctor of audiology (AuD) programs were identified. This article offers general and specific steps and strategies for more effectively instilling in doctor of audiology students the principles of evidence-based audiology, and their application in clinical practice.

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Education, Professional Development

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today March/April 2018

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ACAE CORNER | The Importance of the Accreditation Site Visit to the Accreditation Agency and the Program

ACAE prides itself on having the most sophisticated, interactive, and up-to-date electronic system for accreditation not only for audiology, but the electronic platform rivals any other discipline for seamless data entry, retrieval, interaction between reviewers and programs, and ability to update with minimal effort. 

So why hasn’t all this wonderful technology done away with the (historically dreaded) site visit? The site visit remains critical to the accreditation agency and the program, and if done correctly, does not need to be dreaded by either party. 

Topic(s): Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Accreditation

Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2018