COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Business Meeting Minutes
November 10, 2000

Members Present:  45 Representatives of Member Programs Attended (signatures on file)

I.  Approval of Minutes:  Approved

II.  Approval of Agenda: Approved

III. Reports:
A.  Presidents Report:  Carney

1. Membership Information  President Carney reported that there are 301 programs in existence currently with 246 being member graduate programs and 14 being undergraduate only programs CAPCSD.

2. Diversity Task Force Recommendations:  All implemented except for clarification needed on mentoring aspects recommended by the committee.  Cooperative efforts between SID 10 and the Council will be pursued by the President.  We also need more specific information from the Task Force vis a vis both the intent of the original request and if there are other initiatives with which the Council could assist in the area of recruitment and retention of a more culturally diverse faculty and student body in our member institutions.

3. President Carney discussed the need for change in the annual convention location based on previous discussions with regard to the NAACP boycott of South Carolina and announced the date and city change to Sarasota, April 3- 6.
 

4. A reminder of the changes in the Resolution Procedures was given to the membership and a reminder was given of the procedure for submitting proposed resolutions to the EB one month before the meeting.

B.  Treasurers Report:  McNeil:
Treasurer McNeil reported that the Council is in good financial condition with adequate revenues to meet expenses associated with the organizations planned activities for the year and has sufficient monetary reserves for emergency contingencies.  The Council has reserves approximate one years operating expenses which meets the general accounting guidelines for similar professional organizations.

C.   Past President (McNiece)
1. Nominations and Elections:  Request for nominations for officers of the Council was made by Past President McNiece who reported that the slate of nominees would be presented to the EB at the February meeting and then to the Council at large at the April Business meeting.  was made by Past President McNiece and will be solicited from the membership.
2.  Sponsors for 2001 Conference:
Allyn and Bacon have signed up as a new sponsor and one of the  receptions will be sponsored by Singular

D. Vice President for Communications (Hargrove)
1. Revised Mission Statement:  A discussion as to whether there needed to be any changes in the language of the current mission statement published on the cover of the directory concluded that the changes in the language included in the by-law revisions should simply replace the old mission statement in future publications.

2. Publications Distribution Policy
a. Which publications go on Web and when:  Discussion focused about the need to establish policies regarding WEB publications.

b. Distribution of Directory, Proceedings, Survey, vs Web:  The discussion focused on the cost savings that would accrue as a consequence of publishing some or all of our products on the WEB instead of sending hard copies.  The consensus was that the Directory should probably remain a hard copy distribution item but that other publications might be just as well accepted if they were distributed only on the WEB.  The committee will survey opinions of the membership in this regard and report back to the EB with recommendations.

c. Proposed on-line Journal of “Scholarship and Research in Teaching in Communication Sciences and Disorders” or some other such title.
The Council discussed the concept of developing an on line journal and endorsed the concept and requested that the Publications committee develop a plan to bring to the Council for possible development and implementation at the next Council meeting.

d. Reconsideration of programs included in directory:  The EB approved a motion to include a listing of all undergraduate and graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders in the directory.

e.  Roy Shinn: Presented results of committee activities. Reorganization:  Committee for study of demographics.  Two surveys – one per year.  Salary survey--- The Council was requested to provide feedback.  57% response rate on the salary survey.   (Obviously need to try to improve salaries!!!)

E.  Vice President for Professional Development (Lieberman)
Presented the overall convention committee activities and themes and activities associated with the development of the program under the difficult circumstances of a moving target for the convention location.

F.  Research and Academic Development:  Oller:
Numbers of faculty in trouble.
 Vice President Oller discussed the overall mission of his committee and suggested that the most pressing need is to address the area of faculty development.  Faculty development is obviously tied to active research programs, therefore faculty development and research development are major areas to be addressed by and goals of the Research and Academic Development Committee.
 Problems:  The job market:  recent data indicate that 80 jobs are advertised and only about 40 applicants are available for these positions.  On the whole are being filled by adjunct faculty.  There is also a graying of the professorate in CSD.  Goal is to improve situation with regard to how to make careers in the academy more attractive and to attract the best and the brightest to study communication sciences and disorders and to seek positions in higher education.
Committee Members:  Ray Kent;  Anne Van Kleeck;   Yvonne Sininger;  Karen Pollock

G.  WEB Master—Maurice Mendel:
Requested input from the Council with regard to the operation of the WEB site and the Council homepage in particular. He further discussed addition of new technology enhances the user-friendly aspects of the site. John  Ferraro questioned whether or not a message can be sent from the listserve back to individuals rather that to entire list.  Nick Bankson asked if it is appropriate to announce Dean’s positions on the list serve.  Yes.

H. Honors and Awards:
Linda Petrosino Announced the Honors and Awards committee activities and the Steve Austin award.  She requested that members please fill out the pale yellow form and nominate individuals for the award.

IV. RPO Activities
A. ASHA Resolution on Doctoral Education (Talbott)  Secretary Talbott reported on the EB resolution on Doctoral Education and the ad hoc committee that had been appointed to study possible means of insuring quality and standards for doctoral programs that are designed to provide doctoral degrees to non entry level (already certified) individuals.  This will be a joint committee with CAPCSD, ASHA, and AAA representation.  The committee should be organized and meet shortly after the first of the New Year.  Talbott also commented on the changes in the EB position with regard to being more pro active in terms of outside influences that affect higher education issues that might have impact on Communication Sciences and Disorders.

B.  Joint Committee on Outcomes Assessment (Carney)
The EB discussed the response from Noma Anderson and from the ASHA EB regarding the groups that should be included in the development of formative assessment measures.  The decision was to inform all interested parties and invite as broad a participation as possible and to directly request AAA participation.

V. New Business

A.  Comment by John Bernthal-ASHA President
1. Discussed the crisis in the number of PhDs being graduated from our programs and the dire need for attracting young scientists into our professions.
2. Announced changes in the ASHA WEB page and the new services that would be available for ASHA members through that medium.
3. Discussed the ASHA nominations and elections procedures and the appreciation for members who are willing to serve.
4. Joint Committee on Outcomes Assessment--- formative assessment definitions, models, clinical education—hope will be approved by executive board of ASHA.
5. Indicated that the ASHA Board was looking forward to the joint mini-EB meeting between the CAPCSD and ASHA and that there were many areas of mutual concerns where the two organizations could work effectively together.