Division Updates and Progress Reports The Division 10 Steering Committee (SC) met in Jacksonville, Florida, April 7–9, 1999 during the annual meeting of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This venue provided the SC with an excellent opportunity to achieve our goal of collaborating with other Related Professional Organizations who ... SIG News
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SIG News   |   July 01, 1999
Division Updates and Progress Reports
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 1-2. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.1-a
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 1-2. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.1-a
The Division 10 Steering Committee (SC) met in Jacksonville, Florida, April 7–9, 1999 during the annual meeting of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This venue provided the SC with an excellent opportunity to achieve our goal of collaborating with other Related Professional Organizations who are interested in discussing issues and developing solutions to the many challenges faculty, administrators, and programs face in today’s university setting. In addition, interaction with program directors and clinic directors during the conference enabled us to identify several key priority projects for the coming year including:
  • Determine the impact of the changing public school and health care environments, PPS, and the Medicare cap on academic and clinical education. Specifically, some directors expressed concern about increased problems in placing students in settings where they can obtain the number and type of clinical hours needed to meet the requirements for certification. Division 10, in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Board and The Council of Academic Programs, will sponsor a caucus at the 1999 ASHA Convention to facilitate discussion of this issue as well as generate recommendations for improving the situation.

  • Offer workshops and conferences focused on innovative teaching approaches.

  • Collaborate with the Academic Affairs Board to establish an active electronic discussion group to explore distance education.

  • Collaborate with other divisions to exchange information about training goals, needs, and opportunities. The SC will encourage other divisions to include presentations at their conferences or articles in their newsletters on teaching the content or specialty area. Examples include methods for teaching voice disorders and treatments; competencies students need to provide treatment for adults with neurogenic disorders; and using case study methods in language disorder classes.

  • Provide input to ASHA as the priorities for 2000 are refined, with focus especially on those priorities that relate to professional preparation.

  • Support ongoing efforts to improve and increase the research activity in the disciplines. A representative of Division 10, Mary Ann Romski, attended the Interdisciplinary Forum held in Chicago in May to create opportunities for research exchange on human communication disorders.

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