The CAPCSD annual conference is held in various cities across the US every spring. Over the past 40 years, it has gained the reputation for being the leading site for collaborating, connecting and exploring issues in our field for current and future administrators in Speech and Hearing Departments across the nation. The conference, based heavily on attendee feedback, is designed to offer sessions to inform administrators on the hot topics, whether you are a Dean, Chair, Program Director or Clinic Director. Every year, we are pleased to offer astounding invited sessions from the leaders of the field. In addition, the conference receives well over a hundred call-for-papers proposals, which adds to the diversity and dynamic of the available talks. The conference lay out is also arranged to create a fun and social environment, where attendees can enjoy time to network with colleagues.
As part of its mission to provide visionary leadership for academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and to promote the professional development of its constituents, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) continues to offer a program to help individuals considering academic leadership positions, or who are newly engaged in academic leadership, develop their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership.
eLearning Courses – Clinical Education
CAPCSD developed three self-paced, online courses, focused on the process of clinical education. Each course contains 5 independent modules, each worth 2.5 contact hours. These eLearning courses are at an introductory to intermediate level. Continuing education units are available through ASHA or AAA and these courses meet ASHA’s supervision requirement. An additional course is currently under development with a scheduled release date of September 1, 2019.
The three courses that are available are: Foundations of Clinical Education; Effective Student-Clinical Educator Relationships; and, Feedback in Clinical Education. These courses are provided at no cost to CAPCSD member programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).
In the interest of increasing CAPCSD’s strategic goal for increasing its outreach and presence, webinars will begin in September 2019. If you have difficulty obtaining funding or leave for CAPCSD’s face-to-face programs, the CAPCSD webinars will provide an opportunity to stay up to date on trends and evidence-based practices targeted for administrators, general faculty, and PhD students.