COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

CORPORATE BUSINESS MEETING

New Orleans, Louisiana                                                                                                    November 14, 2001

 

 

I.                   Approval of April 6, 2001 Business Meeting Minutes – Approved.

II.                Approval of Agenda – Approved with a change in sequence of presentations.

III.             Reports

A.     President (Hanley) – ASHA representatives were recognized (Bernthal, Creaghead, Scott, Gladstone, Busaco, Seaver) along with the EAS Management Firm Representative (Laven).

1.      Membership Information  -- There are 253 member graduate programs, 18 undergraduate members, and 1 new member – The College of Misericordia-Pennsylvania, Don Fuller, Program Representative.

2.      Business with Related Professional Organizations – The continued commitment to meetins with other organizations will result in an EB-EB meeting with ASHA on January 14, 2002, communication with AAA at their meeting in Chicago, an EB-EB meeting with NAPP and with SID-10 at the CAPCSD Spring meeting. 

3.      Other – A professional organization has been engaged to do a site-search; Talbott will give more specific information. Additionally, at the January meeting, attention will be given to the possibility of including Health Science Centers as members of the Council.

 

B.     Treasurer (McNeil) – The income for this year is $149,579; any discrepancy noted in membership fees represents an artifact – some members pay early.  Membership numbers remain stable. Expenses for Committee meetings have increased somewhat, but there was a saving on the printing of the Proceedings since they are now available on the net.  The expenses for last year’s conference represent an aberration caused by the change in conference site.  Administrative services have increased slightly while other expenses have remained essentially the same.  Assets remain high or at least reasonable. The asset value is the same as at the end of last year; we did not lose money on our investments and actually made about $10,000. Thank you Denny Nash; he set this up.

 

C.     President-Elect (Talbott) – The Executive Board has decided that the Council should have a voice in any issues pertaining to higher education.

1.      Political Advocacy Update – Contacts have been identified in 47 of 50 states; Bankson and Bernthal are being asked to assist with representation from the other three.  The next step will be to begin to set up a database to include the opinion leaders beyond the chair of a state’s licensure board and the president of a state’s professional organization.  This will provide a communication link for higher education issues.

2.      Emerging Issues – The Council’s position on several issues pertaining to certification and accreditation will need membership input.  For example, the bundling of certification and accreditation, and the requirement of ASHA certification for supervisors have implications for higher education.  Guidance from the membership will come from discussions of emerging issues in Palm Springs.

3.      Site Selection-2004 – The site will probably be in the Southeast.  There is also some reasonable information about possible sites for 2004 and 2005.

4.      White Paper – Also being considered, as a position paper, is the joint discussion (ASHA-AAA-CAPCSD) on how to handle standards for non-entry level doctoral programs. 

5.      Medical Health Science Centers – These centers have a role in higher education, but are not included as institutional members.  We could begin to build a list of directors and use the Council as a mechanism to include all who are involved in the higher education enterprise.

 

D.    VP for Communications (Hargrove) – The Proceedings are in the mail to the University of Memphis and should be on the web shortly.  Thank you Jane Lieberman for getting the papers submitted; last year the Proceedings were 205 pages and this year, over 320 pages.  The National Survey data are still being analyzed and will be made available as soon as possible.  There will not be salary survey this year; we want to make sure that this will be a worthwhile venture for the membership.  An electronic survey will be used to check this; if the membership wants it, we will do it,

 

E.     VP for Standards and Credentials (Saxman) – Essential monitoring activities of accreditation and certification have been continued.  The major concern is the transitioning to the new standards.  It is noted that CFCC and CAA were responsible for a recent mailing including guidelines on how to develop formative assessment procedures for your program.  More discussion on this will occur at the annual conference. If there are questions or additional issues you wish to have discussed, e-mail John Saxman.

 

F.      VP for Research and Development (Oller) – At this point, it does appear that there is a faculty shortage; we are trying to estimate the magnitude.  The recent survey provides parameters to analyze and a report is being prepared to interpret the data.  A joint meeting between CAPCSD and ASHA was slated to occur on 9-14-01 in Cincinnati; it has been rescheduled for the end of the month. The purpose of this meeting is to develop a strategy for dealing with the shortage and to formulate recommendations for action.

 

G.    VP for Professional Development (Mahshie) – Conference – The pre-conference is scheduled for April 24, 2002; major topics for discussion include diversity, doctoral shortage, and new standards.  These discussions are expected to lead to action strategies.  Any programs doing unique things are asked to bring ideas to the spring meeting; to submit these, the link on the Council web page may be used.  A change has been made in the conference schedule – the banquet will be held on Friday night; the business plenary session will still be held on Saturday.

 

H.    Nominations and Elections (Carney) – Nominations are needed for President and for Treasurer.  The call has been sent and names are needed.

 

I.       Honors and Awards (Carney) – Joel Stark and Nicholas Bankson were recognized as ASHA Honors recipients.  Nominations for the new award – Diversity Incentive Award – should be submitted from the membership.

 

J.      Webmaster (Mendel) – In the absence of Maurice Mendel, Hanley reported that Hargrove will be meeting with Mendel regarding updating the web site; any suggestions should be submitted to them.

 

IV.              Announcements

 

v     Nancy Creaghead made the announcement for John Bernthal (who had to leave) concerning the recent ruling regarding reimbursement through Medicare.  She also made an announcement on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the ASHA Foundation; the Foundation is winding down the capital campaign and is ready to award funds for the education of doctoral students and research.  Innovative ways to use these funds are being solicited; please consider submitting model that include information on whether or not there should be complete or supplemental subsidy for one year or multiple years.  The advocacy effort of the Council was applauded; input from the Council that affects higher education is needed.

v     Cheryl Scott announced two events – the Academic Town meeting on Friday in the Hilton Marlboro Room – 2 – 3:30 pm (a panel of four Assistant Professors speak out) and on Thursday at 8 pm, there will be a reception for faculty members, researchers, doctoral students in the Hilton Grand Ballroom A & B.

 

v     Ro Scudder announced that SID 10 would have a breakfast meeting tomorrow to discuss the survey on doctoral programs – qualitative information to determine what has been used to attract doctoral students.

o       Question – The doctoral shortage has been under discussion for a long time; is it getting changing – getting better or staying the same?

o       Answer (Hanley – The median age of the professoriate is 54-55; we are producing fewer doctorates than in 1980.  The loss to retirement alone in 10 years will be devastating.  Undergraduate enrollment has decreased by about 50%.

v     Earl Seaver – There will be a CAA-CFCC update tomorrow at 4:00 in this room to discuss where we are regarding policy and the substantive changes being made. 

V.        Adjournment