August 2019
New Board Meets in Indianapolis
With its term beginning July 1, the new 2019-20 CAAHEP Board of Directors met on July 24-25, in Indianapolis. During the first day of the meeting, the Committees of the Board met in the morning and then reported activities during the Board meeting in the afternoon. During the Board meeting, an review of CAAHEP's investments was provided by Kevin Caldwell, CAAHEP's financial adviser from Raymond James, accreditation actions were taken on 75 programs, members of the 2020 Annual Meeting Planning Committee were appointed, and a policy update was approved allowing Open Hearings on Proposed Standards to occur every month of the year except December. President Glen Mayhew reported that, since taking office July 1, 2019, he made Liaison and Committee appointments. Questions regarding recent Board activities may be directed to Kathy Megivern .
Work Has Begun on the CAAHEP Strategic Plan
During the second day of its meeting, the CAAHEP Board split into three groups, each group developing the action steps of three of the four goals in the new strategic plan. The remaining goal focuses on Committee on Accreditation (CoA) Relations, so a committee of CoA representatives was appointed to address these action steps. The new Strategic Plan is available on the CAAHEP website , along with a recent PowerPoint presentation . Please watch for updates on progress of the plan in the coming months.
Numerous CAAHEP Policies Updated
The CAAHEP Board approved changes to the following CAAHEP Policies. The updated CAAHEP Policy and Procedures Manual is available for download from the CAAHEP website.

  • Change to Policy 401 Adoption and Revision of Standards
  • Change to Policy 103: Geographic Scope
  • Change to Policy 106.D. Confidentiality
  • Change to Policy 206.A.7. Special Procedures for Recommendations Requiring Due Process
  • Change to Policy 208 B. Administrative Probation

These changes are highlighted in the CAAHEP Policy Bulletins , which are distributed to CAAHEP Leadership in order to keep them informed of approved changes made to the CAAHEP Policies and Procedures Manual.
Commissioner News
CAAHEP's 2020 Annual Meeting will be held April 19-20, 2020, taking place at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us as we close out our 25th Anniversary Year!
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