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Metrics and Accountability

Metrics and accountability for the Strategic Plan's focus areas, goals and action steps.

Focus Area 1: Student Success

Action Step 1.1: Maintain use of CSDCAS

  • Person(s) Responsible: Program Director; CSD Admissions Counselor
  • Resources Needed: CAPCSD Membership (annually)
  • Measurable Outcomes: CSDCAS applications each year
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.2: Ensure all full-time faculty are involved with the application process

  • Person(s) Responsible: Full-time CSD faculty; Program Director; CSD Admissions Counselor
  • Resources Needed: CAPCSD Membership (annually)
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of applications reviewed by each CSD full-time faculty
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.3 Host regularly scheduled admissions’ events with specific CSD timelines

  • Person(s) Responsible: Program Director; CSD Admissions Counselor
  • Resources Needed: Funding for each event
  • Measurable Outcomes: 1 Fall open house & 1 Spring accepted students event annually
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.1: Review digital record-keeping programs and consult with College IT Department

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD Program Director; SCS Chair; Iona IT Department
  • Resources Needed: Webinars/samples of digital CSD record-keeping programs
  • Measurable Outcomes: Meetings with CSD program & IT; selection of a digital system
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.2: Convert current paper-based advising system to a digital system; ensure training for all participants

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty
  • Resources Needed: Digital record-keeping system subscription/purchase; webinar/training for all users
  • Measurable Outcomes: Use of digital system by all CSD students and faculty; training completion for all users
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.3: Once digital system is established, review digital system regularly to highlight potential for improvement

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD Program Director; SCS Chair; Iona IT Department; Clinic Director
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time(s)
  • Measurable Outcomes: Meeting minutes that reflect discussion of current system
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.1: Continue social media usage to connect with alumni

  • Person(s) Responsible: Department administrative assistant
  • Resources Needed: Accounts for social media outlets
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of posts each semester
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.2: Connect current students with alumni more regularly

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD program director; Department administrative assistant; CSD faculty
  • Resources Needed: Alumni contact information
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of current students connected with alumni
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.3: Host an annual job fair in conjunction with career services

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty; Career Services
  • Resources Needed: Space for event; funding for event; job recruiters
  • Measurable Outcomes: Annual event; number of students and recruiters attended
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.4: Meet regularly with MarCom to support marketing of the CSD program

  • Person(s) Responsible: Iona’s marketing team (i.e. Marcom); CSD program director and chair
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; funding for marketing ideas
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of marketing initiatives for CSD program
  • Progress: TBD

Focus Area 2. Academic Excellence & Distinctiveness

Action Step 1.1: Explore international opportunities for CSD graduate students and collaborate with Iona’s Study Abroad Office

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; possible student funding opportunities
  • Measurable Outcomes: Initiation of international experience for CSD students
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.2: Improve collaboration with allied health fields at Iona (i.e. Occupational therapy)

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time with faculty from other departments
  • Measurable Outcomes: Projects, research, and experiences between CSD program and other allied health fields at Iona
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.3: Increase community-based projects that enhance clinical and academic experiences

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (academic and clinical)
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; possible funding opportunities
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of community-based projects initiated and maintained
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.1: Increase CSD graduate student involvement in CSD faculty research

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty; CSD students; Clinic Director
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; possible funding opportunities
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of research projects initiated and maintained
  • Progress: TBD
     

Action Step 2.2: Support and encourage joint undergraduate and graduate student research projects

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty; CSD students; Clinic Director
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; possible funding opportunities
  • Measurable Outcomes: Quality of rapport developed between undergraduate and graduate students; research ideas/meetings/discussions generated
  • Progress: TBD
     

Action Step 2.3: Increase clinical faculty inclusion in research

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (both academic and clinical); Clinic Director
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; possible funding opportunities
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of research projects initiated and maintained
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.4: Invite clinical faculty to visit academic courses

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (both academic and clinical)
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of courses visited
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.5: Invite faculty members to collaborate on clinic cases that incorporate faculty’s research background

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (both academic and clinical)
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of collaborated cases
  • Progress: TBD

Focus Area 3. Talent

Action Step 1.1: Refine the admission criteria for the Early Acceptance Program (EAP)

  • Person(s) Responsible: Admissions Department; department chair; CSD program director
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time; funding for advertisement of the program
  • Measurable Outcomes: Meeting minutes; changes to EAP program
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.2: Explore offering a prerequisite year of study for applicants that directly leads to CSD graduate study

  • Person(s) Responsible: Admissions Department; department chair; CSD program director
  • Resources Needed: Faculty to teach additional sections of courses (if needed)
  • Measurable Outcomes: Meeting minutes documenting discussions about initiating a prerequisite program
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.3: Market clinical communication certificate

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

Action Step 1.4: Explore offering an additional certificate for deaf and hard of hearing studies

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty
  • Resources Needed: Possibly additional faculty; meeting time to discuss coursework, etc.
  • Measurable Outcomes: Meeting minutes
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 1.5: Increase CEU opportunities

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

Action Step 2.1: Increase NSSLHA involvement for CSD graduate students

  • Person(s) Responsible: NSSLHA faculty adviser; CSD graduate students
  • Resources Needed: Advertisement about NSSLHA events to CSD graduate students
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of CSD graduate students at NSSLHA events
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.2: Reinforce E-board position for a CSD graduate student

  • Person(s) Responsible: NSSLHA faculty adviser; CSD graduate students
  • Resources Needed: Advertisement about NSSLHA to CSD graduate students
  • Measurable Outcomes: CSD graduate student’s e-board level of involvement
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 2.3: Identify at least 1 project/event that CSD graduate students lead for NSSLHA

  • Person(s) Responsible: NSSLHA faculty adviser; CSD graduate students
  • Resources Needed: Advertisement about NSSLHA to CSD graduate students
  • Measurable Outcomes: Project lead by CSD graduate student
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.1: Increase collaboration between clinical faculty and academic faculty

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

Action Step 3.2: Increase grants applied for by CSD faculty

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

Action Step 3.3: Create a mentor system for new CSD faculty

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (clinical and academic)
  • Resources Needed: CSD faculty members
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of mentorships completed
  • Progress: TBD

Action Step 3.4: Share scholarly activities among faculty regularly

  • Person(s) Responsible: CSD faculty (clinical and academic)
  • Resources Needed: Meeting time
  • Measurable Outcomes: Number of sharing opportunities; meeting minutes
  • Progress: TBD

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Jennifer Gerometta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Department Chair