Council of Graduate Programs in
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CGPCSD)
CORPORATE BUSINESS MEETING
November 19, 1997
Approved by the Executive Board: February 6, 1998
Approved by the Council: April 18, 1998
The Corporate Business Meeting of the CGPCSD was convened at 7:05 p.m.
by President Scudder.
I. Approval of Minutes
A motion to approve the minutes of the Corporate Business Meeting of
April, 1997 was made/seconded/passed (M/S/P) unanimously. The minutes were
A motion to approve the minutes of the Plenary Session of April, 1997
was M/S/P unanimously. The minutes were approved.
II. Approval of Agenda
A motion to approve the agenda for the Corporate Business Meeting was
M/S/P unanimously. The agenda was approved.
III. President’s Report
President Scudder: 1) called attention to the Status Report that has
been mailed and that will be posted on the Council’s home page; 2) reported
to the assembly that the Executive Board of the Council had met this afternoon;
3) summarized the meeting of the Executive Board in July, 1997; and 4)
described some of the mail exchange concerning IDEA. The exchanges included
a letter from M. Mendel to ASHA President Seymour, a response to Mendel
from Seymour, and a memorandum from Morgan Downey. The reauthorization
of IDEA passed. It is our position its passage might compromise service
provider by MA-CCC-SLP, and that some damage control is needed. There will
be a mini Council/ASHA EB meeting in January, 1998 to discuss issues of
concern to both bodies.
IV. Committee and Working Group Reports
A. Membership Update (Nash)
The CGPCSD data base lists 239 programs. Of those, 212 (88.7%) are member
programs of the Council and 27 (11.3%) are non-member programs. There are
three new member programs:
B. Treasurer’s Report (Nash)
Worcester State College (Susan V. Rezen, Ph.D.)
University of Nebraska (James M. Wood, Ph.D.)
Duquesne University (Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Ph.D.)
The 1997-98 projected income is $86,600.00; $43,709.17 has been received.
Budgeted expenses for 1997-98 are $87,800; current expenditures are $30,007.43
(34.2%). Nash noted that:
A motion was M/S/P and the report was approved unanimously.
the COMM/SHIP line will be renamed as MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS;
the TECH.SERV line includes Web server, Web host charges, and so forth,
but does not include E-mail charges; and
the $6,264.20 INFO.EXCH expenditures include $2,200 for Questionnaire Analysis
by the University Center for Social and Urban Research at the University
C. Publications Committee (Murphy/Scudder)
R. Scudder presented the report on behalf of Murphy.
Directory. We should continue to list the contact person for admissions.
Before the February, 1997 meeting of the EB, we should determine the cost
of preparing the Directory and the projected cost of expanding the Directory.
The format of the Directory has been altered to now list the program name
before the program director name. The EB is not disposed to add
names and addresses of Clinic Directors.
Conference Proceedings. Conference presenters will be informed that
"...your paper will not be printed in the Proceedings if not received by
July (TBA)" and the Proceedings will indicate "Paper Not Submitted" for
such presenters. The EB approved by consensus.
Miscellaneous.Executive Administrative Services (EAS) should dispose
of the approximately 20 stored copies of the 1994 NIDCD report; the EB
approved by consensus. The EB will, at a subsequent meeting, consider
the advisability of seeking advertising to help underwrite and costs of
D. Information Exchange Committee (Petrosino)
E. Professional Development and Advocacy (Miller)
The biennial survey was sent to EAS in October and recently was mailed
to member programs.
The Committee recommends that the EB authorize continuation of the questionnaire
analysis by the Center at the University of Pittsburgh; the EB approved
Should data from Puerto Rico (1 program) and Canadian Provinces (8 programs)
be included in the analysis?; the EB said "yes."
The EB should authorize continued publication of the survey form with the
survey report; the EB approved by consensus.
Future survey reports should be completed and mailed earlier, perhaps in
September; the EB concurred.
The EB questioned the computational method that led to the conclusion that,
over the past 15 years, only 17% of students enrolled in doctoral programs
have completed all degree requirements and received the degree. Either
the computational method or the wording of the conclusion seems wrong.
The EB (and member programs) need a clear understanding of the entries
for the numerator and denominator of the ratio. The Committee
will address the issue.
F. Time and Place Committee (Wilcox)
The advocacy component has been relatively dormant this past year. With
the retirement of J. Snow at the NIDCD, and for other reasons, a visit
to Washington, D.C. does not seem warranted at this time. M. Downey will
keep the EB and the Council posted on developments.
The Professional Development component has focused intensely on restoration
and promotion of science in the discipline and the professions.
The Committee proposed to prepare a Conference Grant proposal to the NIDCD.
Preliminary conversations with J. Cooper produced an enthusiastic response.
An Annual Conference would include several points of emphasis: a rotating
host state to achieve geographic diversity—or perhaps a non-rotating host
site at the NIDCD with a teleconferencing format; an interdisciplinary
panel of presenters; a targeted audience of advanced doctoral students
and tenure-track Assistant Professors; and a motivational theme to get
conference participants excited about science in communication sciences
J. Miller will present a draft proposal to the EB in February, 1998 and
will attempt to submit a five-year proposal ($30,000-$50,000 per year)
to the NIDCD by June, 1998.
The plan was endorsed enthusiastically by the EB.
The 1999 Conference of the CGPCSD is scheduled for the Sea Turtle in Jacksonville,
FL—contract pending. The EB agreed that the EAS should finalize
the contractual arrangements.
The EB will meet on February 5-8, 1998, probably in Monterey, CA, in preparation
for the Conference meeting in 2000.
The date and place for the July, 1998 meeting of the EB has not been determined.
Possible locations include Monterey, CA; Albuquerque, NM; Kansas City,
KS; and Colorado Springs, CO.
The locations for the next three meeting of the Council are:
April 15-19, 1998 Palm Springs
April 8-10, 1999 Jacksonville
April x-x, 2000 West Coast Location
G. Nominations Committee (Mendel)
Mendel has received only one nomination to date. He called the Council’s
attention to the nomination form in the Status Report and encouraged members
to consider making nominations.
H. Honors and Awards Committee (Pettit)
The Council presents three types of awards: Certificate of Appreciation;
Distinguished Contribution to the Council; and Honors of the Council. Nominations
that are submitted go to the Honors and Awards Committee, and the Council
recommends nominations to the Executive Board. No nominations have been
received to date, and Pettit stressed the need for members to formulate
I. 1998 Conference Committee (McNeice)
The 1998 Conference of the CGPCSD will be held in Palm Springs, CA on
April 15-18, 1998. McNeice presented the proposed conference schedule.
The theme will be, "In a Climate of Change." The three components will
Breakout groups will be organized by institution type (e.g., UG only; UG/MA),
and by placement in institution (e.g., Arts and Sciences; Education). EB
and other Council members are urged to attend the reception for first timers
on Wednesday evening (April 15) at 8:00 p.m. On Friday afternoon of the
Conference, the EB will consult with the Committee on Resolutions, particularly
with respect to ordering of resolutions for the Plenary Session. The Conference
will conclude with a (shorter) Capstone Experience.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Professoriate for the 21st
Century (K. Wilcox; L. Larson);
Education Outcome Measures (T. Banta); and
Promise and Reality of Instructional Uses of Technology (J. Masterson;
J. Stierwalt; D. Durant).
V. Changes in Articles of Incorporation (Information
We will defer discussion on the possible changes in the Council’s Articles
of Incorporation that might be necessary until the April meeting of the
Council. This discussion will be required in the event there is a resolution
calling for a change in the name of the Council of Graduate Programs in
Communication Sciences and Disorders.
VI. U.S. News and World Report Survey
Many have expressed concern (including members of the Executive Board)
about the recent reputation survey being conducted by the U.S. News and
World Report. The concerns focus principally on the questionable validity
of the methods being used. Faculty from member programs are encouraged
to return the survey form blank with an accompanying note or letter expressing
concerns about the validity of the survey method. The EB will
revisit the question of "reputational surveys" at its February, 1998 meeting.
VII. Legislative Council Resolution
ASHA’s LC20-97 calls for recision of LC44-93, and is time-ordered for
7:45 p.m., April 21, 1997 of ASHA’s Legislative Council meeting. President
Scudder will appear before the Legislative Council’s Membership Forum (time-ordered
for November 21, 1997; 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) to present the Council’s
position on the resolution. The position focuses on the fact that many
graduate programs will not be in a position to offer new degree programs
to implement LC44-93. There followed a discussion of pro, cons, and strategies
that might be used.
VIII. As May Arise
There were brief announcements involving: a) the Director of Academic
Affairs of ASHA; b) the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee concerning
a proposed formation of a new Academy of Communication Sciences(the
Executive Board elected to take no position on the concept of an
Academy, but did support a resolution to form a committee to develop
plans for the formation of an Academy); and c) ASHA’s SID 10. With
respect to the latter, it was announced that there are more than 250 members,
two news letters, and a listserve.
The Corporate Business Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Charles E. Speaks, Secretary