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Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rate

Period# completed program within expected time frame# completed later than expected time frame# not completing% completing within expected time frame
2012-2013 14 0 1 93%
2011-2012 17 0 1 94%
2010-2011 13 2 0 87%
3 year average 44 2 2 91%

Praxis Examination Pass Rates

Period# taking exampass rate (%)
2012-2013 14 93%
2011-2012 17 94%
2010-2011 13 77%
3 year average 44 88%

Employment Rates of Graduates

PeriodEmployment Rate in Profession
 # of graduates% of graduates
2012-2013 14 93%
2011-2012 17 84%
2010-2011 13 85%
3 year average 43

 91%

Strategic Plan

Harding University

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Five Year Strategic Plan

Our Vision…

is to be the best department for preparing speech-language pathologists.

Our Mission…

Is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists in a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on Christian living, The program is designed to reflect the university goal of integrating faith, learning and living in order for the students to function within professional and global communities.

 
Dispositions

Christian—Practicing the principles we profess

Caring—Providing a safe and dynamic learning environment that encourages the development of individual potential

Ethical—Doing the right things for the right reasons

Quality—Dedication to uncompromising excellence

Innovation—Dedication to exploring and expanding the boundaries of knowledge

Teamwork—Working together to achieve shared goals

Stewardship—Managing and protecting our resources

Courage—Daring to be different by design

Our Standards of Excellence—Service, Communications, Courtesy, Flexibility, Helpfulness, Knowledge, Ownership, Professionalism, Responsiveness, and Safety

Our Strategic Priorities

  • Create and deliver the highest quality of didactic, clinical, and service programs that meet national standards
  • Attract, engage, and retain the most talented, qualified and diverse students, faculty, and staff
  • Inspire and achieve the highest levels of student learning, creativity, and success that encourage the development of individual potential in students, faculty, and staff
  • Provide excellent educational, student, and administrative support services and facilities

MilestonesLead(s)ProgressDate Completed
1.1  Continue the CSD master’s program development to achieve full accreditation status by 2011 (moved to 2012).

Dr. Tullos, Dr. Weaver

Candidacy status report filed

Candidacy status report filed

Candidacy status report filed

Accreditation application due 2/2012

Submitted potential site visit dates

3/2009

3/2010

3/2011

2/3/2012

3/15/2012

1.2  Prepare for a CSD accreditation site visit during 2009-2010 (continue preparation until site visit)
Dr. Tullos, Ms. Vendetti 

Site visit will not be completed until after 2011 according to Sue Flesher, ASHA.

Potential site visit dates submitted

Arrange for consultant to visit in spring, 2012 (actual consultant scheduled for August, 2012)

3/15/2012

3/20/2012

2.1  Recruit potential graduate students from undergraduate program across the state and from sister institutions.Dr. Tullos, Ms. VendettiRecruiting Panel at ArkSHA

Recruiting trip to UALR undergrads

Recruiting trip to UCA

Recruiting trip to ACU

Graduate program display at state professional meeting

10/2008

11/2008

11/2008

10/2009

10/2009

10/2010

10/2011

2.2  Recruit additional Ph.D. faculty as the need arises.Dr. Tullos

Two new full time faculty hired

Additional positions requested

Current M.S. faculty completing Ph.D.

4/2009

2/2012

2.3 Recruit additional credentialed clinical supervisors as the need arisesDr. Tullos, Ms. ShockTwo adjunct supervisors recruited and signed for Spring 2010.11/2009
2.4  Engage and recruit HU undergraduate CSD majors.Dr. Tullos, Ms. Shock, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Lowry, Ms. Vendetti, Ms. Baker, Mr. Chance6 of 14 students for the graduate class beginning 2008 are graduates of the HU undergraduate program

8 of 13 graduate students beginning 2009...

12 of 18 graduate students beginning 2010...

12 of 13 graduate students beginning 2011...

5/2009

8/2009

8/2010

8/2011

MilestonesLead(s)ProgressDate Completed
3.1  Implement the international clinical experience for the CSD master’s program.Dr. Weaver, Dr. Tullos, Ms. ShockHIZ-Path launched

Twelve individuals signed up to attend

6 students, 3 non-students and 3 faculty participated in HIZ-Path 2009

7 students, 4 non-students and two faculty participated in HIZ-Path 2010

11 students, 4 non-students and two faculty participated in HIZ-Path 2011

9/2008

2/2009

6/2009

6/2010

6/2011

3.2  Develop “essential skills” for the beginning graduate studentDr. Tullos, Dr. Weaver, Ms. Shock, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Lowry, Ms. Vendetti

 

 

  

Essential skills developed and appear in the Graduate Catalog for 2009-2010.

...added to the CSD Student Handbook for 2010-2011.

...mailed to each incoming graduate student to be read, signed, and returned before arriving at "bootcamp."

...added to the "bootcamp" schedule and discussed in 2011.

6/2009

6/2010

6/2011

8/2011

3.3 Prepare undergraduate students for a graduate program in Audiology or Speech-Language PathologyDr. Tullos, Dr. Weaver, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Baker,Mr. Chance, Ms. Shock, Ms. Traughber, Ms. Lowry

 

yearly faculty and class evaluation with potential modifications discussed and yearly faculty evaluation conference

monthly faculty meeting to discuss academic and program issues with opportunity to suggest program changes

ongoing 
 
 
ongoing
 
4.1  Maintain highest levels of state and national credentials for all faculty members 
 
 
Dr. Tullos, Dr. Weaver, Ms. Baker, Ms. Shock, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Lowry, Mr. Chance, Ms. Traughber

 

Paid ASHA dues/CE registry fees and one special interest group fees, as well as registration and expenses to attend the annual ASHA convention (continuing education documented and placed in academic file)

Paid state licensure fees for 8 full-time faculty members

12/2008

12/2009

12/2010

12/2011

5/2009

5/2010

5/2011

MilestonesLead(s)ProgressDate Completed
4.2  Develop a protocol for offering annual seminars and/or workshops to students, faculty and SLPs within our communityMs. Fisher, Mr. Chance, Dr. Tullos 

 

 

 

Reinstituted the Communication Disorders Conference and named it after Richard Walker, the developer of the CSD Program at Harding.

Applying to be an ASHA CEU Provider

CEU Provider status granted

1/2011

8/2011

2/2012

4.3  Develop donor relationships through the university advancement office.Dr. Tullos, Dr. Weaver
Established relationship with Advancement

Contacted potential members

Invited members to inaugural meeting

10/2008

11/2008

1/2009

4.4  Maintain appropriate materials for didactic and clinical learningMs. Shock, Dr. Tullos, Ms. Fisher, Ms. Lowry, Mr. Chance, Ms. Traughber, Ms. Baker

 

 

Added CSL program, Swallow Station, 12 new computers, and numerous clinical assessment instruments.

...updated clinical assessment instruments

...updated clinical assessment instruments

...added a nasometer

8/2008-6/2009

5/2010

5/2011

8/2011

Communication Sciences and Disorders
501-279-4648
csd@harding.edu