[CBM Minutes April, 10, 1999]



Council of Academic Programs in

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)


Jackson, FL

April 10, 1999


The Corporate Business Meeting of the CAPCSD was convened at 8:35 a.m. by President Wilcox.

I. Approval of MinutesóNovember 1998, CBM

A motion to approve the Minutes of the November, 1998 Corporate Business Meeting of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) was made/seconded/passed unanimously (M/S/P/U) by voice vote.

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Item III-J (Working Group on Educational Outcomes) was added to the agenda. A motion to approve the revised Minutes was M/S/P/U by voice vote.

  3. Committee Reports

  1. Membership (Nash)
  2. (See attached report.) The database shows 318 programs in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). There are 232 member and 86 non-member programs. There are 248 graduate programs in CSD; 226 member and 22 non-member programs. For graduate programs, there are five new programs to the database, and none has been deleted. There are 70 undergraduate programs in CSD; 6 member and 64 non-member. For undergraduate programs, there are six new to the database and five deleted. Of the five deleted, one has no program, three programs have been closed, and one was transferred to the graduate program category of the database. These membership data are through April 1, 1999.

  3. Treasurer (Nash)
  4. (See attached report.) The Treasurerís report, as modified previously by the EB was presented. The modifications included increasing the proposed conference expenses for 99-00 and projected conference expenses for 00-01 from $28,000 to $30,000. The Treasurer also provided the Council with a five-year financial history of income, expenses, and assets. During that period, total assets have more than doubled from $80,992.67 in FY93-94 to the current level of $183,470.27. A motion to accept the report of the Treasurer was M/S/P/U by voice vote.

  5. Nominations (Scudder)
  6. Nominations for President Elect are J. Carney and J. Saxman. Nominations for Secretary are P. Hargrove and R. Talbot. All four have agreed to have their names placed on the ballot.

    A motion to close the nominations for President Elect was M/S/P/U by voice vote.

    A motion to close the nominations for Secretary was M/S/P/U by voice vote.

    Nominations for both offices were closed.

  7. Information Exchange (Petrosino)
  8. The response rate to the Councilís survey is currently 61%; the final response rate two years ago was 71%. Programs may FAX the responses to L. Petrosino if they wish. Each member of the EB was given the names of program representatives that they are to contact.

    The absolute deadline for response is April 30. The Committee hopes to send the report to programs in late August or early September, 1999. The new Salary Survey will be sent to member programs in February, 2000.

  9. Professional Development and Advocacy (Wilcox)
  10. Attention was called to the Action Plan developed by the Committee; the Action Plan will be posted electronically and be available to the membership of the Council.

    M. Downey gave a brief report that addressed 1) the strategic plan being developed by the NIDCD, 2) the $1,500 cap on SLP out-patient services (representatives of the CAPCSD will attend a meeting in which the implications of the cap will be discussed), 3) and plans to constitute a Working Group to discuss training issues.

  11. Publications Committee (Murphy)
  12. The Directory Alert is in the mail. With respect to preparation of the Proceedings, presenters are urged to send a diskette to the Committee as soon as possible. Presenters should NOT send a hard copy in lieu of a diskette.

  13. Time and Place (McNiece)
  14. 2000: Catamaran resort Hotel in San Diego, CA (April 6-8)

    2001: Contract has been signed with the Westin Francis Marian Hotel in Charleston, SD (March 22-24)

    2002: Contract was signed previously with the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, CA (April 25-27)

    2003: Henry VIIIth in St. Louis is still under consideration: The EB will make final decision in July, 1999.

  15. Conference (Dalston)
  16. There are 271 persons registered, representing 171 programs (12 undergraduate-only and 159 graduate programs). Members were encouraged to fill out the evaluation form to guide the Committee with planning next yearís conference. Dalston expressed his appreciation to the Program Committee, to the presenters, and to the audience.

  17. Archivist (Shadden)
  18. During summer, 1999 several boxes of materials were examined in an effort to identify items that should be retained to preserve the history of the Council. Members were urged to submit personal items that they hold that perhaps should be added to the Council archives.

  19. Working Group on Educational Outcomes (Hallowell)

B. Hallowell presented a brief report of the WGs activities. They worked with the ASHA CAA site visitor training effort in November, for example, and will continue to work with the CAA and with members of the ASHA SID-10. Hallowell invited the membership to submit assessment instruments that they have found useful to the WG.

V. Singular Scholarship

Speaks distributed an announcement of the Singular Publishing Group, Inc. Scholarship and a description of the procedures that eligible students should use to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications this year will be October 1.

  1. Report of the Long-Range Planning Task Force (Scudder)
  2. The report of the Task Force was distributed to the membership, and the floor was opened for discussion. Wilcox called attention to Sections I-E, I-A, II-A, IV-B; there was no discussion. There followed, then, a brief discussion of Section of I-E: "Determine whether there is a mandated consensus of Council members towards the new ASHA standards for the practice of Audiology. That is, is there a clear mandate from Council to assist in the implementation of the new standards or is there a clear mandate from the Council to modify the standards back to the Masterís level."

  3. Future of Audiology Education
  4. Wilcox noted the failure to mobilize a pre-Conference meeting in concert with ASHA and the AAA. Discussion then turned to the draft of the Summary Statement on Audiology Preparation (hereinafter referred to as the "Green Sheet"). Each bullet was read to the membership and amplified somewhat for clarification, and the floor was then opened to discussion. One suggestion from the floor was that bullet four (Access) should be expanded to include multicultural issues.

    A group of the membership distributed an alternative to the Green Sheet (hereinafter referred to as the "Yellow Sheet"). Considerable discussion ensured concerning the contents and appropriateness of both the Green and Yellow sheets.

    A motion to reaffirm the two resolutions on page 1 of the Green Sheet was made and seconded:

    RESOLVED: that the council of Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders reaffirms support of the doctoral degree as "one possible," not "the only" entry level degree in Audiology.


    RESOLVED: that the issue of the development of professional doctorates should be separated from the issue of the minimal requirements for entry level into the profession."

    After discussion, the outcome of balloting was:

    Yes = 85

    No = 20

    Abstain = 8

    The motion carried. There then followed a discussion of how much of an advocacy role the CAP should play concerning the future of audiology education.

  5. Resolutions from the Floor

Resolution 99-1: The following resolution was M/S/P with one abstention with count of hands.

RESOLVED: that the Council establish a working group to develop a plan for gathering and disseminating information regarding models and materials used to promote effective teaching.

Resolution 99-2: The following resolution, previously referred to as the "yellow sheet," was presented for discussion.

RESOLVED: that the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders adopt the following substitute summary statement on audiology preparation (the wording of the summary statement will appear in the Secretaryís files). A friendly amendment was accepted to delete the word "substitute" from the resolved statement. The outcome of the balloting was:

Yes = 30

No = 73

Abstain = 21

There finally was a motion to forward a question to the Executive Board that the EB develop an action plan. After seconding, the motion passed by voice vote with 1 negative vote and 1 abstention.

The Corporate Business Meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles E. Speaks, Ph.D.