Strategic Planning

 

Long-Term Strategic Plan

The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) are dedicated to developing, monitoring, and assessing all components to our program.  A long-term strategic plan was developed and is monitored on an annual basis, meeting the ASHA 1.3 standard.  A strategic planning meeting is in the month of May or when needed to discuss the implementation of targeted goals and needs for the successful continuing growth of the department’s academic and clinical components.   The strategic plan is available to the graduate students through the orientation handbook.  Alumni and other parties may view the strategic plan on the department’s web site. 

Faculty                                  

1. To fill a faculty position

  • 2009 Budget crisis
  • 2010 Failed search
  • 2012 Two searches approved
2. To change a supervisory line to be permanent
  • 2009 Budget crisis
  • 2010 No new lines
  • 2011 No new lines
  • 2012 No new lines
Space

1. To advocate for the Thompson Hall vacant day care space                   

  • 2009 Plan developed at faculty meetings
  • 2010 Interviewed by architect company
  • 2011 Day Care space awarded
  • 2012 Develop phases to meet current and future needs

Go Green

1. To go green on the following documentation:

  • Clinic Manual - Initiated in 2010 and completed in 2011
  • Orientation Handbooks - Electronic transmission initiated in 2011
  • Department Newsletter - Discussed in 2010 / on hold in 2012
  • Syllabi - Added to Strategic Plan in 2009 and completed in 2010
  • Clinic Records- Added to Strategic Plan in 2009, researched option in 2010, on hold in 2012 

Technology

1. To implement an equipment policy

  • 2010 Completed

2. To use recycled computers in research labs and clinic

  • 2009 Developed

3. To create an equipment inventory binder

  • 2009 Initiated
  • 2010 Developed
  • 2011 Annually updated

4. To increase the number of computers in the student lab

  • 2010 Added to Strategic Plan per graduate exit survey suggestion
  • 2011 Approval to increase from 8 to 10 computers
  • 2012 Research increasing to 15 computers

5. To create a logging system to track age of computers

  • 2009 Initiated
  • 2010 Three faculty and one secretary received new computers
  • 2011 Three faculty received new computers
  • 2012 Two faculty to receive new computers

6. To implement the use of a digital system for student records (Clinical use)

  • 2011 Initiated
  • 2012 Changing vendors

7.  Clinic taped tutorials to be developed

  • 2012 Initiated

Fund Raising

1. To raise funds for digital system/ materials and refurbishing of new space

  • 2009 Initiated
  • 2010 Researching
  • 2011 Develop a plan
  • 2012 Silent auction planned for October 2012 and 2013 Spring CEU conference

Clinic Materials

1. To move the clinic materials housed in AIT-scanning system to the department area

  • 2010 Researching
  • 2011 Develop a plan
  • 2012 Implementing spring 2013

ASHA Standards

1. To review ASHA standards on an annual basis

  • 2009 Completed
  • 2010 Completed
  • 2011 Completed
  • 2012 Completed

2. To develop needed departmental policies for ASHA standard application

  • 2009 New policy on English proficiency
  • 2010 Revised policy 

3. To review new ASHA standards

  • 2010  ASHA 6.1 standard
  • 2011 ASHA 4.5 standard on long distant learning
  • 2012 ASHA 4.2 standard, Policy on Individual Differences
  • 2013 ASHA 1.6 standard, Policy on Discrimination

HIPPA Compliance

1. To get software for electronic billing

  • 2009 Added to strategic plan

Assessment data collection

1. Assess data for Middle States and add two new goals every year

  • 2009 Completed
  • 2010 Completed
  • 2011 Completed
  • 2012 Completed

2. Monitor data for NCATE

  • 2009 Completed
  • 2010 Completed
  • 2011 Completed
  • 2012 Completed

Professional Development

1. To create a Supervisor Fair

  • 2009 Added to strategic plan
  • 2012 On hold

2. To create Grand Rounds for students

  • 2009 Added to strategic plan
  • 2010 'Case Chat' Created

3. To create a space to discuss and share course content with other Faculty

  • 2010 Implemented for language and voice disorders

Curriculum

1. To included Alumni Conference suggestions                 

  • 2009 Implemented two suggestions                                
  • 2010 Researching                                  
  • 2011 Researching

2. To create a space for undergraduate shadowing

  • 2009 Decision not to implement undergraduate shadowing and use the Case Chat venue

3. To create service learning courses

  • 2009 Freshman Seminar (CDS??) and Literacy (CDS376) courses included service learning components
  • 2010 Ongoing

4. To add undergraduate Seminar Courses

  • 2009 Need
  • 2010 Need
  • 2011 Need
  • 2012 Implemented

5. To develop an Undergraduate Capstone in CDS410

  • 2009 Completed
  • 2010 Revised
  • 2011 Ongoing
  • 2012 Completed            

6. To phase out  PhDs in clinic

  • 2009 Initiated

7. To include new information on the Web Page:

  • ASHA Certification process: Completed 2010
  • NY State Licensure process: Completed 2010                                                                 

8. To develop CDS 400 as an online course                                   

  • 2009 Added to plan                                                               
  • 2010 Researching hybrid option
  • 2011 Initiating
  • 2012 Researching to only be available for graduate students                                 

9. To change speaking intensive from CDS 419 to CDS 410                                   

  • 2009 Added to plan                                                           
  • 2010 Researching                                   
  • 2011 Completed                                                      

10. To change graduation date to May vs May or August

  • 2009 Added to plan                                   
  • 2010 Developed                                   
  • 2011 Approval                       
  • 2012 Initiating                 

11. To move the Aphasia graduate class to the 1st. spring semester

  • 2011 Completed

12.  Should graduate courses be hybrid?

  • 2012 Researching

 

 

 

 

 


   

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