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Goal 2

The CSD Program commits to providing students with every opportunity to distinguish themselves upon graduation to lead full lives and productive careers in communication sciences and disorders.

Action Step 2.1. Implement use of TaskStream, an online portfolio system, to enhance documentation of student progress, including KASA fulfillment, toward meeting the requirement for the degree and appropriate credentials.

Person(s) Responsible:
Chair, Director & Faculty, CSD Program, IT Dept., CELTIC

Resources Needed:
Available faculty time, faculty and student training, coordination with IT Dept.

Measurable Outcomes:
TaskStream implemented

Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment:
Faculty/IT/Student review and assessment

  • Training with Taskstream, a college-wide initiative, and assessing whether the program could help track CSD standards for the program was completed by all CSD faculty
  • 25% achieved

Action Step 2.2 Evaluate the remediation process and procedures to ensure that each student has maximal opportunity for success.

Person(s) Responsible:
Chair, Director, CSD Program Clinic Director, Faculty

Resources Needed:
Available faculty time

Measurable Outcomes:
Each student remediation plan is reviewed

Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment:
Faculty assessment report and recommendations for changes.

  • Updated the CSD handbook to reflect more detailed remediation policies (June 2016, June 2017)
  • 100% achieved

Action Step 2.3 Provide students with frequent opportunities to make brief oral presentations in classes.

Person(s) Responsible:
All faculty, CSD Program

Resources Needed:
Flexibility in course syllabi

Measurable Outcomes:
Number of courses that include required oral presentations

Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment:
Review of course syllabi, student feedback

  • Refined/increased the oral presentation support offered to graduate students (i.e., CSD 580)
  • Would like to compare/contrast oral presentation modules in different courses more thoroughly
  • 80% achieved

Action Step 2.4 Nurture the development of student leadership skills through mentored activities such as those of the NSSLHA chapter, service learning opportunities, and ASHA-sponsored programs.

Person(s) Responsible:
All faculty, CSD Program, Office of Student Life

Resources Needed:
Available faculty time

Measurable Outcomes:
Number of activities planned during each academic year

Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment:
Review of activities and faculty and student feedback

  • Increased CSD graduate membership in the Iona College NSSLHA chapter, including a graduate liaison leadership position; graduate student research presentation at the 2016 ASHA convention
  • 100% achieved