Council Of Academic Programs In Communication Sciences and Disorders
Corporate Business Meeting
San Diego, CA
April 8, 2000

I. Approval of Minutes- McNiece:
Moved for approval of the November minutes as filed on the WEB.

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Tribute to Irv Hochberg – Joel Stark

IV. Announcement-
Fred Minifie presented a case for the need for support of the ASHA Foundation:  (1) Symbiotic relationship between ASHA and CAPCSD (2) Importance of the Foundation campaign; Dreams and Possibilities campaign.  Vision of W. Johnson in the establishment of the Foundation.  Want each of you to do two things.  (1) Each of us in the room donate $200 per year for five years to the campaign.  (2) Since each of our faculty is also directly impacted by the efforts of the Foundation, requested that each of participants identify their faculty and assist in solicitations from them.  Also able to identify donation in the name of Irv Hochberg.    Enlightened self-interest: Six win effort:  you, program, students, academic discipline, professions, and the Foundation.  Thanks was given to the group for support.

V. Reports

A. Membership (McNiece):
243 member programs: 230 grad. 13 undergraduate only.  Welcome Fla. International, LaSalle Univ. Grambling are new members since last business meeting.

B. Treasurer (Nash):
Presented the report of the Treasurer indicating that the Council was in good shape in terms of its budget and fiscal standing.  The detailed report was presented to the members present and indicated current assets at approximately $220,302.  Approval of the report was moved, seconded and passed by the membership.

C. Nominations (Wilcox):
Mick Hanley: Brian Schulman for President; Mick McNeil and Jack Roush for Treasurer. Polly Murphy and Jim Nass were members of the committee.  The nominations were closed and approved by the membership.

D. Information Exchange (Petrosino):
Process of completing the salary survey.  46% response rate:  being submitted for data analysis and August is target for publication of the data.  Large survey will come out in February 1st.

E. Professional Development and Advocacy (Miller) :
Two issues that are prominent in our future agenda.  NIH funding has been a primary focus (Kim Oler)  K series mentored awards has been of primary concern--- clinical degree is typically for MDs but our focus is to get language changed to have emphasis also for PHDs.  Second part of this is to write documents for staff to review so that PHDs will be understood as a critical component. Part D leadership training awards from the Office of Education need to be reviewed to direct more dollars to higher education. The functioning of the PDA committee will be changed if the proposed By-law changes are approved.  The new Vice President will coordinate two committees to identify the specific goals for the coming year and will develop a plan for coordination of the Council’s overall goals in the advocacy arena and develop talking points to distribute to the membership that are outgrowths of those goals.

F. Publications (Hargrove):
Input from the membership regarding  suggestions for the directory were solicited.  She reminded the group that the directory alert will be coming soon.  Members were requested to please check for errors and let us know.

G. Time and Place (Carney):
Convention packet has the Charleston, Palm Springs, Albuquerque--- The Executive Board voted to move the convention from Charleston, S.C. if there is no change in the NAACP boycott of the State.  The Time and Place committee will monitor closely and information will be distributed to the membership as soon as the situation is resolved.  

H. Standards and Credentials (Saxman):
Please review the proposed Standards and respond to the invitation to submit responses to the Council.  Dean Garstecki—will monitor CAA; Harvey Gilbert will also serve as a committee monitor; and, Paula Square will serve as monitor on global activities and reciprocal agreement; Gloria Weddington—State licensure activities and state licensure boards;  PSB is in process of revising their standards and the Council will make input to the peer review.  Joel Stark urged that the August 1st deadline be moved forward so that a more considered discussion and input could be obtained.

I. Conference (Seaver):
There were over 300 attendees at the convention and a significant increase in the number of clinic directors attending.  Over 90 newcomers have registered for this year’s convention and over 150 for the preconference events.  Corporate support for the convention has also increased and will be a goal of future convention chairs.

J. Archives:  (Shadden):
There is a plan to review existing information in the archives and to coordinate the long-term maintenance of this record. A major effort to review all existing information, pictures, etc. currently in storage and to organize future use of this historical information. Plea is for photographs and/or other archive material from membership.

K. Webmaster (Mendel):
Major concern is with how the members would like to see the WEB organized and the best uses of this medium for the members.  Webmaster Mendel requested information and suggestions for WEB site.

L. Working Group on Educational Outcomes (Hallowell):
Planning on outcomes segments for this conference and how to focus and assist members in developing outcome assessment tools in the changing environment of accreditation and certification.  Will continue to work to this end.

M. Working Group on Diversity (Harriet Gregg):
We must do more that simply trying not to increase barriers.  Chairperson Gregg quoted several CAPCSD members from the past that pointed out many of problems associated with our association in terms of diversity.  Joel Stark, Jerald Kidd are the other two members of committee.  A complete report of committee recommendations will be in the proceedings.  Report is also on the WEB.

VI. Report on Proposed Changes in Articles and Bylaws (Carney):
By-laws and Articles of Incorporation changes were overviewed by Carney (copy of new By-laws available on the WEB).  The motion to approve the forwarding of the By-laws to the membership for ratification was accepted unanimously.

VII. Resolutions:
Resolution 2000-1:
WHEREAS, some areas of the country have relatively limited access to educational programs; and
WHEREAS, academic programs are having a difficult time in attracting faculty members and maintaining full staffing; and WHEREAS, there is a need to provide continuing education opportunities to speech-language pathology and audiology professionals;  therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the CAPCSD supports the development of innovative and/or alternative educational/instructional programs, including a variety of models of distance learning.  (For - 93, Against - 19,  Abstain - 7)  

Resolution 2000-2 :
WHEREAS, academic plans would benefit in self-evaluation and curriculum development by having content-area specific data for their student’s performances on the national certification examinations in audiology and speech-language pathology;  therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the CAPCSD ask the Clinical Certification Board of ASHA to join us in petitioning the Educational Testing Service to disseminate student performance data by content area.  The information may be provided wither by individual student report or by program report. (For - 114, Against - 3, Abstain - 3)

Resolution 2000-3 :
WHEREAS, the CAPCSD recognizes that many academic programs are currently involved in the development and implementation of doctoral programs that meet the Council of Professional Standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and
WHEREAS, academic programs are at different stages of the development of clinical doctorate programs and some of these programs have developed a range of experiences and approaches to the development of these programs that can be of value to those at earlier stages of program development; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the CAPCSD supports and endorses the efforts of program directors from existing and developing programs to work together toward the common goal of developing quality audiology education programs; and further RESOLVED:  that the CAPCSD encourages the collaboration of program directors to meet, share information, experiences and strategies related to the development of clinical doctoral programs; and further
RESOLVED: that the CAPCSD recommend that these meetings should be scheduled, where possible, to coincide with existing professional meetings (e.g., ASHA, AAA, CAPCSD) and encourages programs to participate in these meetings; and further RESOLVED: that efforts should be made to make the resultant discussions and materials available to the widest possible audience; and further RESOLVED: that the CAPCSD include such activities in its future programs.  (For - 95, Against - 14, Abstain - 10)