Using the CSD Education Survey Data for Program Evaluation: Two Case Studies The undertaking of peer institution assessment potentially benefits an institution and happens frequently; however, it does not directly provide useful information to individual programs within an institution. The authors in this article discuss the importance of peer programs evaluation and demonstrate, through two case studies, how data from both the ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2015
Using the CSD Education Survey Data for Program Evaluation: Two Case Studies
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  • Manish K. Rami
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Sarah Robinson
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
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Article   |   October 01, 2015
Using the CSD Education Survey Data for Program Evaluation: Two Case Studies
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2015, Vol. 18, 47-54. doi:10.1044/ihe18.2.47
History: Received June 4, 2015 , Revised July 15, 2015 , Accepted July 30, 2015
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2015, Vol. 18, 47-54. doi:10.1044/ihe18.2.47
History: Received June 4, 2015; Revised July 15, 2015; Accepted July 30, 2015

The undertaking of peer institution assessment potentially benefits an institution and happens frequently; however, it does not directly provide useful information to individual programs within an institution. The authors in this article discuss the importance of peer programs evaluation and demonstrate, through two case studies, how data from both the Communication Sciences and Disorders Education (CSDE) survey and the EdFind database can be used to conduct a peer program evaluation in an academic program in speech-language pathology. The benefits of using both sources are discussed, as well as how they can assist a program to determine its efficiency and look for opportunities for improvements and growth.

Acknowledgement
The authors thank Ms. Silvia Quevedo, Associate Director, Academic Affairs & Research Education, Dr. Jennette Janota, Senior Research Associate/Statistician, and Ms. Patti Tice, Director of Accreditation–Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language all of ASHA for their suggestions.
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