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Mark your calendar for the 2016 CSD Education Survey scheduled to open August 9.

CSD Education Survey National and State Aggregate Data Reports for AY 2014-2015 available later this month.

CAPCSD will be using various social media platforms to communicate with our members. Stay tuned for more information.

Many new IPE resources are available under Academic/Clinical Resources. Click Here!

messickWelcome to CAPCSD!

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to promoting academic excellence, visionary leadership and collaboration among communication sciences and disorders academic programs. Please take the time to explore the online information about CAPCSD and the many resources we provide for member programs.

CAPCSD President Status Report Spring 2016

2017 CAPCSD Leadership Academy

Program Description: As part of its mission to provide visionary leadership for academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and to promote the professional development of its constituents, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) is continuing a program to help individuals considering academic leadership positions, or who are newly engaged in academic leadership, develop their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership.

The third annual CAPCSD Leadership Academy, “Best Practices in Academic Leadership,” will be held April 18-19, 2017, at the 2017 conference location. The Academy will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Buller, Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Wilkes Honors College. Topics to be covered include foundations of leadership; time management; stress management; collegiality and team building; best practices in faculty evaluation, mentoring, and coaching; leading change; and goal setting/planning for the future.

Participation will be limited to 20 individuals, chosen through a competitive process. Applications are now being accepted through October 15, 2016. CAPCSD welcomes applications from any faculty member in a CAPCSD-member program. Selected participants receive complimentary registration to the Leadership Academy and the CAPCSD Annual Conference (April 19-22), as well as two nights hotel and some meals. All applicants will be notified of their status no later than January 31, 2017.

To apply, please complete the application at:


con-34.2502016 Annual Conference

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Welcome to the CAPCSD 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

Record registration numbers again this year – 492 attendees!

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Update on Site of 2017 CAPCSD Conference

The CAPCSD Board wishes to thank the 153 member programs who took time to complete the survey last month regarding whether CAPCSD should consider moving the 2017 conference out of the state of North Carolina because of the recent anti-transgender legislation passed by the state assembly. The survey results indicated that 88.9% of the respondents supported a move of the conference out of North Carolina knowing there would be a $93,281 penalty; 6.5% of members opposed moving the conference; and 4.6% abstained. In summary, an overwhelming majority of respondents supported a move of the 2017 conference out of the state of North Carolina if the anti-transgender legislation remains in place.

The board has been following the North Carolina situation closely. Last week a CAPCSD representative spoke with the sales manager of the Charlotte Westin hotel and indicated that we are likely moving the venue. We informed them that there are states that have banned all non-essential travel to North Carolina, which impacts a number of our member programs. The hotel requested that we delay our decision, which we have agreed to do until May 25th. Meanwhile, we have identified several sites that are very interested in hosting the 2017 Conference. We are currently negotiating final proposal packages from those sites for board consideration. In the board conference call last week it was decided that if there are no significant changes in the North Carolina transgender legislation by May 25th, the location of the conference will be moved. The board is anticipating finalizing a decision on this issue by the end of May and will inform CAPCSD member programs shortly of the plans.

Thank you for your support on this manner. If you have comments, suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to send them.

Cheryl Messick
CAPCSD President