2012-13 Strategic Plan
To mold excellent students into exception speech-language pathologists who positively impact their profession, communities, and clients.
Will enroll students in the following communication disorders programs:
- Graduate program in speech-language pathology will open Fall 2013.
- Graduate program in audiology will open Fall 2014.
- Sign Language Interpreter program will open Fall 2013.
- SLPA program will open Fall 2015.
- Apply for and obtain Candidacy accreditation status by August 2013.
The Department promotes diversity within students and faculty.
- Recruit and retain first generation college students and other diverse groups
- Recruit and retain a diverse faculty
- Participate in the advanced planning of the new Health Professions building so as to optimize space utilization.
- Recruit 7-10 highly-qualified faculty in areas of expertise that complement existing faculty prior to the initiation date of each program by December 2015.
- Develop a mentoring process to advocate for new and existing faculty, assisting them to move towards tenure and promotion by December 2013.
- All staff will attend at least one professional development opportunity annually (within GVSU, the state, and national).
- 100% of our students will pass the state and national examinations and qualify for state and national credentials.
By the end of each clinical placement, students will achieve a score of 80% or better on the placement rubric.
- Clinical Placement Rubric will be developed by April 2013.
- Knowledge and skills data will be assessed through supervisory rubric to be developed by April 2013.
- Develop an AAC assessment facility in conjunction with the occupational therapy department by 2015.
- Develop a Voice Assessment laboratory and quarterly voice clinic by Fall, 2013.
- Develop a hearing assessment laboratory by Fall, 2013.
Develop a listening laboratory by Fall, 2014.
- Obtain Simulation Center activities to be used with ABR, evoked potential and variety of ear disorders
- Develop a series of videos for assessment and learning activities.
Create a series of videos appropriate for receptive and expressive sign language activities using the Simulation Center by Fall, 2013.
- Maximize the use of the Simulation Center for Sign Language Interpreting.
- Develop Centers of Excellence in areas of faculty expertise (e.g. NDT; sensory integration; swallowing; animal-assisted therapy; head and neck cancer; language cognition, and literacy; etc)
- Create a sign-language interpreter Center of Excellence focusing on multiple interpreter venues (e.g., entertainment, legal, educational, medical, social services, mental health).
- Host annual colloquia for continuing education for sign language interpreters, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.
- Organize continuing education (CE) opportunities for affiliated supervisors by Fall, 2015.
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