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Strategic Plan

Proposed strategic plan for the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Objective 1: Expand and enrich the quality of education in speech-language pathology

Goal 1: Increase interdepartmental initiatives

Strategies:

  1. Identify university programs that lend themselves to interfacing with SLP
  2. Identify and meet with faculty of identified programs to discuss potential for collaboration
  3. Develop plan for collaboration
  4. Initiate specified initiatives

Goal 2: Increase counseling component of academic/clinical training

Strategies:

  1. Identify courses in which counseling precepts are taught
  2. Develop a colloquium that reflects the counseling philosophy of the program
  3. Increase frequency of use of video taping for clinical raining and supervisory purposes
  4. Revise a rating scale of counseling skills to be demonstrated by students during their in-house clinical training

Objective 2: Improve verification procedures for knowledge and skill acquisition

Goal 1: Require students to assemble portfolios of relevant academic and clinical artifacts

Strategies:

  1. Faculty will identify class projects that reflect knowledge and skill mastery
  2. Faculty will specify the ASHA standard associated with the knowledge or skill demonstrated by the work
  3. Students will compile designated work into a portfolio
  4. A formalized “checkout” policy and procedure will be developed for portfolio assessment and completion of the KASA form

Goal 2: Computerize site summary and master summery sheets of clinical hours

Strategies:

  1. Identify software programs that will meet our needs
  2. Purchase or develop a software program and install
  3. Pilot use of program
  4. Fully implement program

Goal 3: Improve return of alumni questionnaires

Strategies:

  1. Insure accuracy of email addresses at the exit interview
  2. Develop an on-line survey

Objective 3: Improve efficiency of record keeping and billing for clinical services

Strategies:

  1. Identify the availability of software programs that will meet our needs
  2. Purchase a software program and install
  3. Pilot use of program
  4. Fully implement program