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Metrics and Accountability

Focus Area 1. Student Success

Goal 1 Continue to strengthen and organize the CSD admissions’ process

Action Step 1.1 Maintain use of CSDCAS
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Program Director; CSD Admissions’ Counselor CAPCSD Membership (annually) CSDCAS applications each year TBD

Action Step 1.2 Ensure all full-time faculty are involved with the application process
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Full-time CSD faculty; Program Director; CSD Admissions’ Counselor CAPCSD Membership (annually) Number of applications reviewed by each CSD full-time faculty TBD

Action Step 1.3 Host regularly scheduled admissions’ events with specific CSD timelines
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Program Director; CSD Admissions’ Counselor Funding for each event 1 Fall open house & 1 Spring accepted student’s event annually TBD

Goal 2 Strengthen the academic and clinical advisement structures

Action Step 2.1 Review digital record keeping programs and consult with College IT department
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD Program Director; SCS Chair; Iona IT department Webinars/samples of digital CSD record-keeping programs Meetings with CSD program & IT; selection of a digital system TBD

Action Step 2.2 Convert current paper-based advising system to a digital system; ensure training for all participants.
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty Digital record-keeping system subscription/purchase; webinar/training for all users Use of digital system by all CSD students and faculty; training completion for all users TBD

Action Step 2.3 Once digital system is established, review digital system regularly to highlight potential for improvement
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD Program Director; SCS Chair; Iona IT department; Clinic Director Meeting time(s) Meeting minutes that reflect discussion of current system TBD


Goal 3 Increase communication, networking, and marketing

Action Step 3.1 Continue social media usage to connect with alumni
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Department administrative assistant Accounts for social media outlets Number of posts each semester TBD

Action Step 3.2 Connect current students with alumni more regularly
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD program director; Department administrative assistant; CSD faculty Alumni contact information Number of current students connected with alumni TBD

Action Step 3.3 Host an annual job fair in conjunction with career services
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty; career services Space for event; funding for event; job recruiters Annual event; number of students and recruiters attended TBD

Action Step 3.4 Meet regularly with Marcom to support marketing of the CSD program
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Iona’s marketing team (i.e. Marcom); CSD program director and chair Meeting time; funding for marketing ideas Number of marketing initiatives for CSD program TBD


Focus Area 2. Academic Excellence & Distinctiveness

Goal 1 Inter-professional on- and off-campus collaboration

Action Step 1.1 Explore international opportunities for CSD graduate students and collaborate with Iona’s study abroad office
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty Meeting time; possible student funding opportunities Initiation of international experience for CSD students TBD

Action Step 1.2 Improve collaboration with allied health fields at Iona (i.e. Occupational therapy)
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty Meeting time with faculty from other departments Projects, research, and experiences between CSD program and other allied health fields at Iona TBD

Action Step 1.3 Increase community-based projects that enhance clinical and academic experiences
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (academic and clinical) Meeting time; possible funding opportunities Number of community-based projects initiated and maintained TBD

Goal 2 Research

Action Step 2.1 Increase CSD graduate student involvement in CSD faculty research
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty; CSD students; Clinic Director Meeting time; possibly funding opportunities Number of research projects initiated and maintained TBD

Action Step 2.2 Support and encourage joint undergraduate and graduate student research projects
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty; CSD students; Clinic Director Meeting time; possibly funding opportunities Quality of rapport developed between undergraduate and graduate students; research ideas/meetings/discussions generated TBD

Action Step 2.3 Increase clinical faculty inclusion in research
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (both academic and clinical); Clinic Director Meeting time; possibly funding opportunities Number of research projects initiated and maintained TBD

Action Step 2.4 Invite clinical faculty to visit academic courses
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (both academic and clinical) Meeting time Number of courses visited TBD

Action Step 2.5 Invite faculty members to collaborate on clinic cases that incorporate faculty’s research background
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (both academic and clinical) Meeting time Number of collaborated cases TBD

Focus Area 3. Talent

Goal 1 Offer opportunities for students that foster a supportive culture of respect where academic and professional achievements are recognized and celebrated

Action Step 1.1 Refine the admission criteria for the Early Acceptance Program (EAP)
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Admissions’ department; department chair; CSD program director Meeting time; funding for advertisement of the program Meeting minutes; changes to EAP program TBD

Action Step 1.2 Explore offering a prerequisite year of study for applicants that directly leads to CSD graduate study
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Admissions’ department; department chair; CSD program director Faculty to teach additional sections of courses (if needed) Meeting minutes documenting discussions about initiating a prerequisite program TBD

Action Step 1.3 Market clinical communication certificate
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
Iona’s marketing department; department chair; CSD program director Funding for marketing opportunities; meeting time Number of marketing initiatives created and implemented for certificate TBD

Action Step 1.4 Explore offering an additional certificate for deaf and hard of hearing studies
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty Possibly additional faculty; meeting time to discuss coursework, etc. Meeting minutes TBD

Action Step 1.5 Increase CEU opportunities
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (academic and clinical) Space; guest presenters; CEU coordinator funding Number of CEU opportunities offered TBD

Goal 2 Create an environment for both students and faculty that is collaborative

Action Step 2.1 Increase NSSLHA involvement for CSD graduate students
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
NSSLHA faculty advisor; CSD graduate students Advertisement about NSSLHA events to CSD graduate students Number of CSD graduate students at NSSLHA events TBD

Action Step 2.2 Reinforce E-board position for a CSD graduate student
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
NSSLHA faculty advisor; CSD graduate students Advertisement about NSSLHA to CSD graduate students CSD graduate student’s e-board level of involvement TBD

Action Step 2.3 Identify at least 1 project/event that CSD graduate students lead for NSSLHA
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
NSSLHA faculty advisor; CSD graduate students Advertisement about NSSLHA to CSD graduate students Project lead by CSD graduate student TBD

Goal 3 Recruit and retain talented CSD faculty

Action Step 3.1 Increase collaboration between clinical faculty and academic faculty
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (clinical and academic) Meeting time; funding for conferences and additional learning opportunities Number of collaborative events/projects among clinical and academic faculty TBD

Action Step 3.2 Increase grants applied for by CSD faculty
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (clinical and academic) Possibly course remissions; funding for grant-writing workshops/conferences Number of grants applied for by CSD faculty TBD

Action Step 3.3 Create a mentor system for new CSD faculty
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (clinical and academic) CSD faculty members Number of mentorships completed TBD

Action Step 3.4 Share scholarly activities among faculty regularly
Person(s) Responsible Resources Needed Measurable Outcomes Progress
CSD faculty (clinical and academic) Meeting time Number of sharing opportunities; meeting minutes TBD