[CBM Minutes November 18, 1998]


Council of Academic Programs in

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)


San Antonio, TX

November18, 1998


President Wilcox convened the Corporate Business Meeting of the CAPCSD at 6:30 p.m.

I. Introduction of Guests (Minifie)

There were no introductions because the expected guests from China did not attend the ASHA Convention.

  1. Approval of Minutes: Corporate Business Meeting and Plenary Session (April, 1998)
  2. A motion to approve the minutes of the Corporate Business Meeting and Plenary Session in April, 1998 was made/seconded/passed/unanimously (M/S/P/U).

  3. Approval of Agenda
  4. A motion to approve the agenda was M/S/P/U.

  5. Committee Reports

  1. Membership (Nash)
  2. There are 243 graduate programs, of which 225 are member programs and 18 are non-member programs. The database includes two new member programs (University of Rhode Island—Dana Kavarsky, Ph.D., and Abilene Christian University—John K. Ashby, Ph.D.

    There are 70 undergraduate programs, of which 3 are member programs.

  3. Treasurer (Nash)
  4. The Council’s assets total $174,225.26. Projected income for FY99 is $98,400 (YTD income = $41,050.53). Budgeted expenses total $98,400 (YTD expenses = $21,379.25).

  5. Nominations (Scudder)
  6. The Committee’s recommendations for nominees for the positions of President Elect and Secretary will be presented to the Executive Board (EB) at the January, 1999 meeting of the Board.

    R. Scudder invited suggestions and self-nominations from the Council membership to the Committee on Nominations.

  7. Information Exchange (Petrosino)
  8. Forms for the 1998-99 Survey of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be mailed on February 1, 1999 and the due date for return will be March 1, 1999.

    The draft form for the new salary survey will be sent to EB member programs as a pilot survey, and the EB will revisit the form at the January, 1999 meeting of the Board.

    The two surveys should be conducted in alternate years, but the EB and the Committee will endeavor to conduct the first salary survey prior to February, 2000.

  9. Professional Development and Advocacy (Miller)
  10. The Committee will endeavor to generate more interest in promoting greater research at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels and will work in concert with the Working Group on Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education. The Committee has asked that the EB provide a firmer charge regarding expectations for the Committee. The Long-Range Planning Committee will be asked to discuss this request.

    J. Miller also announced that the Reputational Survey Committee, chaired by F. Minifie, has elected to conduct the survey rather than contract with the Survey Research Group at the University of Wisconsin as originally planned.

  11. Publications Committee (Murphy)
  12. The Committee has completed its work for this year. The Proceedings are done and posted on the Web. P. Murphy noted the revisions to many documents (e.g., the Directory, letterhead, and brochures) that will be necessitated by the revisions to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation that were approved at the CBM and Plenary Session of the Council in April, 1998.

  13. Time and Place (McNiece)
  14. 1999: Jacksonville, FL; April 8-10

    2000: San Diego, CA; April 6-8

    2001: Charleston, SC; March 21-24

    2002: Palm Springs, CA; April 24-27

    As general policy, the EB should schedule the annual Conference to avoid conflicts with, for example, Passover, Easter, and conferences such as AAA, ASHA-LC, and the ACPA.

  15. Webmaster (Mendel)
  16. M. Mendel called attention to the posting of positions available and positions sought that are posted on the Council’s home page.

  17. Conference (Dalston)

The 1999 Conference will be held in Jacksonville, FL on April 8-10 at the Sea Turtle Hotel. The theme of the Conference will be "New Horizons." Three issues will be addressed: 1) Undergraduate Education (The Great Debate); 2) Innovative Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders; and 3) Models of Clinical Instruction. Also scheduled will be Emerging Issues and five "How To" Work Shops".

The breakout sessions for issues 2 and 3 will be self-selection, rather than assigned.

For the 1999 Conference, it would be particularly appropriate for programs to send their Clinic Directors.

Resolutions should be submitted to the EAS by March 8.

  1. Article and ByLaws Changes
  2. President Wilcox announced that the revisions to the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation are being filed in the state of Alabama.

  3. Changes in Business Operations
  4. The arrangement with M. Downey has been changed from that of a retainer to a bill-for-services.

    With respect to Executive Administrative Services, the base fee has been increased and the standards for "add-on" expenses have been defined more carefully.

    Technical services involving the Web have been transferred to the University of Memphis.

    A Long-Range Planning Committee has been established to address matters such as 1) issues that the Council should address, 2) structure of the Council, 3) composition of the Executive Board, and 4) "what should the Council look like in the future?".

  5. RPO Activity

  1. NAPP
  2. The Council has worked with the NAPP to develop a more inclusive database of academic programs.

  3. CAPCSD-ASHA Mini EB/EB Meetings

  1. July Conference Call
  2. There is now an annual mini EB/EB conference call.

  3. January Face-to-Face Meeting

There is now an annual mini face-to-face meeting of the two boards.

  1. Representation on ASHA
  2. R. Scudder is the Council representative on the ASHA Committee on Recruitment, Retention, Graduation and Certification; J. Stark is the Council Representative to the ASHA Subcommittee on National Examination Performance; C. Speaks is the Council liaison to the ASHA SID-10, and L. Petrosino is the Council representative on the ASHA CAA Committee on Nominations.

  3. Guide to Doctoral Programs
  4. J. Ingham announced that the Guide is now available and will be sent to program directors in the near future.

  5. ASHA Lawsuit on Earned Entitlement
  6. The Council co-signed the lawsuit with the ASHA.

  7. Planning for Joint Conference on Doctoral Education in Audiology (with AAA and ASHA)

Representatives of the Council, the ASHA, and of the CAA met on August 17, 1998 at the AAA headquarters in Virginia to discuss plans for a conference that ultimately was entitled, "Transitioning to the new Audiology Standards." A draft of the agenda for the conference was agreed upon, and potential presenters were identified.

After adjournment of the conference, B. Freeman notified President Wilcox by email that the AAA would not participate. ASHA remained a participant in the alliance.

The EB of the Council endorsed the conference, but concluded that it would be unable to proceed with the plan to hold such a conference at the 1999 Conference of the Council in Jacksonville, FL for both practical and philosophical reasons.

The EB will hold a one-day retreat in January, 1999 to formulate an agenda for the future that addresses the role of the Council to RPOs in general and to the transition to the new audiology standards in particular.

Remarks from the floor emphasized the importance of input to the EB from the audiology community to the plans for the transition to the new standards. The Council must move forward with or without participation of other players. The outcomes of a conference must include establishment of a forum to discuss barriers to the transition and consideration of a model or models for a doctoral degree in audiology.

President Wilcox adjourned the Corporate Business Meeting at 8:00 p.m. on November 18, 1998.

Respectfully submitted:

Charles E. Speaks, Ph.D.