2013 Headline News!
Introducing Jeff Browne: ACAE is happy to welcome Mr. Jeff Browne as its new public member to the ACAE Board of Directors this year. Mr. Browne is the CEO of CapAD Communications, a national political consulting firm that provides direct contact with voters, constituents and associations. He has had a varied career as a specialist with the U.S. Department of State and as an attorney focused on corporate and medical malpractice law. ACAE looks forward to Mr. Browne's participation in accreditation activities with members of the Board of Directors and to the expertise he brings this setting.
ACAE Receives Generous Donation from 5 Hearing Manufacturers:
The ACAE Board of Directors expresses its deep appreciation and gratitude to 5 hearing manufacturers for their $50,000 contribution to ACAE. The ACAE acknowledges
• GN Resound
for their commitment to excellence in education via the accreditation process.
The ACAE received a generous contribution from the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) this past fall and wishes to express its many thanks!
ACAE initiated a Stakeholder Survey in Spring 2012 and recently sent it to all constituents of the audiology profession. The survey is a study of expectations about educational needs to support excellence in education and clinical practice. We anticipate the results will provide valuable input for the profession and in updating the ACAE standards. We hope you will commit to the future of our profession by recognizing your role in strengthening our educational programs. It is incumbent on us to thrive in this competitive healthcare environment. Like a good partnership, we need to stand together in support of audiology education.
The ACAE thanks the representatives of the ACAE, AAA, ADA, CAPCSD, SAA, and ADA Student Association who served as peer-reviewers for the survey. Their contributions were excellent.
The Stakeholder Survey is now closed. ACAE was extremely pleased that 1021 stakeholders consisting of faculty, clinicians, students, industry professionals) participated in the survey. This is an excellent response which will provide valuable information. The survey is currently being analyzed and presentations at the 2013 AudNOW and CAPCSD conferences will provide results.
2013 ACAE Board of Directors
Lisa Hunter, Ph.D., Chair
Catherine Palmer, Ph.D.,Vice-Chair
Angela Loavenbruck, Ed.D., Secretary
Eric Hecker, Ph.D., Treasurer
Jeff Browne, Public Member
Cynthia Compton-Conley, Ph.D.
Scott Griffiths, Ph.D.
Paul Pessis, Au.D.
Virginia Ramachandran, Au.D.
Brian Taylor, Ph.D.
Maureen Valente, Ph.D.
Doris Gordon, MS/MPH, Executive Director (Ex-Officio)
ACAE Publications Link:
ACAE features relevant links to articles in accreditation and higher education on its website under Publications. The articles are written by ACAE Board of Directors, audiologists and professionals who have a keen interest in maintaining audiology education excellence.
ACAE's Accreditation Manual for Au.D. Academic Programs can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.
ACAE Board Members at AudiologyNOW - 2012