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CAPCSD Salary Survey Participation Winners!

Programs that completed the CAPCSD Salary Survey were eligible for a random drawing for either a free 1-year membership to CAPCSD or one free registration to the 2017 CAPCSD Annual Conference in New Orleans. We are happy to announce the winners are the University of Texas, El Paso and the University of Utah. Congratulations!

We want to thank all of the programs who completed the survey, which received a 61% response rate.

The CAPCSD board is excited to announce the completion of the first of 6 online courses in clinical education. The first course, Foundations of Clinical Education, was developed with the assistance of Judy Brasseur, Elizabeth McCrea and Mark DeRuiter. The course will be available at no charge to CAPCSD member programs and their affiliated clinical educators beginning fall 2016. Stay tuned for additional information on accessing the course and the completion of future courses.

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.

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

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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


The CAPCSD Conference will be held April 19 – 22, 2017 at the New Orleans, Marriott, Louisiana

The Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is now accepting theme-related presentation submissions for 60 and 90-minute academic and clinical exchanges. CLICK HERE to learn more about the proposal process.   The submission deadline is September 15, 2016.

Update on the CAPCSD 2017 Conference

The CAPCSD Board is pleased to announce that the 2017 CAPCSD Conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott (555 Canal Street), Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 22. At this point we are continuing to work with the Charlotte Westin for possible use of their facility in the future. Thank you for your patience and support. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans where the conference theme is Collegiality: Students, Colleagues, and All that Jazz… (details to follow).

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:


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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!

Click Here for more information on this year’s conference!