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  • Survey Response

    Institution Description

    Institution Information

    Please note: Questions under the Institution Description section have been re-aligned under the appropriate sections.

    E.g. mission statement of the program has been moved to section 1.2.

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  • Survey Response

    General Information - Master's Program

    Program Description

    Speech-Language Pathology

    Are graduate courses for the entry-level graduate program available through distance education?

    Yes, less than 50% of the academic credit hours

    Yes, 50% or more of the academic credit hours

    No

    Is this graduate program or a component of the program offered through a satellite or branch campus?

    Yes, less than 50% of the academic credit hours

    Yes, 50% or more of the academic credit hours

    No

    P

    P

    If the program responded Yes, 50% or more of the academic credit hours for the entry-level graduate program are

    offered at a satellite or branch campus, provide the following information for each satellite or branch campus

    General Information - Master's Program

    Program Description

    Speech-Language Pathology

    Master of Arts (MA)

    Is this graduate program offered as part of a consortium?

    Yes

    NoP

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  • Survey Response

    Standard 1.0 Administrative Structure and Governance - Master's Program

    Standard 1.1 Regional Accreditation

    Speech-Language Pathology

    Western Association of Schools and CollegesName of Regional Accreditor :

    Regional Accreditation Cycle Start Date

    Regional Accreditation Cycle End Date :

    : 6/2009

    6/2019

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  • Survey Response

    Standard 1.0 Administrative Structure and Governance - Master's Program

    Standard 1.2 Mission, Goals and Objectives

    Speech-Language Pathology

    The programs mission and goals are consistent with CAA standards for entry into professional practice

    (3.1A and/or 3.1B) and with the mission of the institution.

    Standard 1.2

    Provide the mission statement of the institution. If the program is a consortium, include information for all

    participating entities.

    California State University, Chico is a comprehensive university principally serving Northern California, our state and nation

    through excellence in instruction, research, creative activity, and public service. The University is committed to assist students in

    their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning in order

    to assume responsibility in a democratic community and to be useful members of a global society.

    Provide the mission statement of the college. If the program is a consortium, discuss the mission statement for all

    participating entities.

    The College of Communication and Education is a student-centered learning community focused on the development of human

    potential through disciplinary knowledge and professional practice that meet the needs of diverse clients. We invest in our

    collective future through leadership in effective communication, collaborative field experiences, reflective professional practice, and

    the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Provide the mission statement of the program(s) seeking (re)accreditation.

    The mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed

    to enter the profession of speech-language pathology and instill a commitment to continued learning throughout their careers. The

    program is dedicated to academic and clinical excellence and seeks to stimulate a learning environment that facilitates

    intellectual curiosity, including a strong desire to integrate research principles in solving clinical problems and to use relevant

    research in clinical practice. Further, through mentoring and selected quality experiences, the program strives to facilitate

    graduates' commitment to contributing to the profession through their active involvement/participation in local, state, and/or

    national organization.

    What mechanisms are used by faculty to evaluate regularly the congruence of the program and institutional goals?

    (Select all that apply.)

    Discuss and review at faculty meetings

    Discuss and review at faculty retreat

    Compare program goals with institutional goals

    Develop program goals based on institutional goals

    Discuss program goals with institution administration

    Other - specify

    P

    P

    P

    What mechanisms are used by faculty to evaluate regularly the extent to which the goals are achieved? (Select all

    that apply.)

    Establish measurable outcomes for the goals

    Monitor achievement of outcomes and progress toward goals

    Discuss and review at faculty meetings

    Discuss and review at faculty retreat

    Other - specify

    P

    P

    P

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  • Survey Response

    Standard 1.0 Administrative Structure and Governance - Master's Program

    Standard 1.3 Program Strategic Plan

    Speech-Language Pathology

    Standard 1.3 The program develops and implements a long-term strategic plan.

    The CMSD faculty meet as a whole to discuss the program's strategic plan at least every other year, or if the university's plan

    changes or an accrediting report is due for WASC, NCATE, CTC, or CAA- ASHA. The faculty determine the appropriateness of

    the current plan, and make suggestions for changes, when needed. Recommendations for change are also generated by our

    Advisory Council. Procedures related to implementing the plan are determined and followed. The strategic plan is evaluated

    through various forms of feedback: student evaluations, performance, and comments; formal and informal evaluations from intern

    supervisors; advisory council meeting discussion, and faculty feedback.

    Describe the process for creating, implementing and evaluating the programs strategic plan.

    What methods are used to assure the congruence of the strategic plan with the mission of the institution? (Select all

    that apply.)

    Develop program strategic plan based on institutional mission

    Discuss program strategic plan with institution administration

    Involve university administration in the development of the program strategic plan

    Obtain approval of program strategic plan from institution administration

    Discuss and review at faculty meetings

    Other - specify

    Discuss and review at faculty retreat

    Compare program strategic plan with institutional mission

    P

    P

    P

    What methods are used to assure the development of the strategic plan has the support of the university

    administration and reflects the role of the program within the community? (Select all that apply.)

    Involve university administration in the development of the program strategic plan

    Discuss program strategic plan with university administration

    Obtain approval of program strategic plan from university administration

    Discuss and review strategic plan at faculty meetings

    Discuss and review strategic plan at faculty retreat

    Other - specify

    Provide opportunities for community input to the strategic plan

    Discuss and review strategic plan at advisory committee meetings

    P

    P

    P The program's strategic plan is developed in response to and compared to the university's mission and

    strategic plan; therefore the program's plan is supported by the university administration

    Describe how the strategic plan is disseminated to faculty, students, alumni and other interested parties.

    We have developed a student handbook that will contain our strategic plan and mission statements; this is in process. We are

    developing a new brochure that will also state this information. The website and catalog contain this information.

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  • Survey Response

    Standard 1.0 Administrative Structure and Governance - Master's Program

    Standard 1.4 Program Authority and Responsibility

    Standard 1.4 The programs faculty has authority and responsibility for the program.

    Speech-Language Pathology

    Does your program have independent departmental status?

    P No

    Yes

    Describe how program faculty and instructional staff have authority and responsibility to initiate, implement and

    evaluate substantive decisions affecting all aspects of the professional education program, including the

    curriculum.

    The CMSD Program Director in conjunction with the faculty as a whole, initiate, implement, and evaluate decisions that affect

    all aspects of the program. The faculty have sole authority over the contents and sequence of the curriculum. Decisions that

    affect the department as a whole, such as financial resources for hiring part time clinical supervisors, do need to be approved

    through the department chair.

    Do the program director and faculty have access to higher levels of administration?

    P

    No

    Yes

    If No, explain

    If your program does not maintain independent departmental sta