Speech Pathology

Strategic Planning

Long Term Strategic Plan

The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences are dedicated to developing, monitoring, and assessing all components of our program. A long-term strategic plan is monitored on an annual basis, meeting the 2017 Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) 1.5 standard. The department holds a strategic planning meeting annually, during the spring semester, or as 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 in the orientation handbook. Alumni and other parties may view the strategic plan on the department’s web site.

Faculty Lines

Assistant Professor positions 2015 initiated; completed 2018
Clinical Supervisor permanent line 2014 completed
Clinical Supervisor position for supervision, outreach, & placements 2018 initiated; ongoing

Clinic and Department Space Development

Obtain new space 2013 completed
Graduate Student Study Lounge refurbishment 2014 initiated; 2015 completed
Refurbishment of clinical rooms (paint/carpet) 2014 completed
Clinic Library Room 2014 completed
Develop a larger therapy room with camera 2014 completed
Storage Room(s) organization 2016 ongoing; Spring 2018 completion
Preschool play space options 2014 initiated; 2016 completed
Reed Library update CDS text books 2014 initiated; ongoing
CDS classroom technology updates 2014 initited; 2016 completed
Develop Assistive Listening Device (ALD) consultation room 2016 researching; ongoing
Clinical Session Observation Rooms refurbishment 2017 completed


Clinical iPad purchases and app updates 2015 completed; ongoing
Clinic room computer updates 2016 completed; ongoing
Information Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) cycle 2014-2015 completed; new cycle 2019-2020
Electronic Health Records (EHR) adoption; Medicat 2018 initiating; December 2018 completed
SALT software for departmental clinical and instructional use 2016 researching; 2017 completed
CALIPSO Clinical Management System adoption 2017 researching; January 2018 completed
Video/Camera equipment updates 2018 initiated


Research Round Table (RRT) workshops for Graduate Students 2018 implemented
Intro to CDS course (CDS 150) for spring Freshman 2015 implemented
CDS 501 Professional Seminar course updates 2017 redesign; 2019 reimplementation
Develop Online UG Prerequisite course offerings 2017-2018 researched; ongoing
Clinical Simulation Hours 2018 initated; ongoing
Senior Undergraduate Seminar Courses (CDS 495) 2014 Fall initiated; ongoing
Community outreach possibilities - stroke support, trainings 2014 Ongoing

Youngerman Center Clinic

Youngerman Center brochure updates 2016 initiated; ongoing

Revise Mission Statements

Department mission statement 2018 revision; annual review
Youngerman Center Clinic 2014 completed; annual review
NSSLHA Fredonia Student Association 2015 completed; annual review

Professional Development

Host annual ASHA CEU conference 2014-present; annual

Student Recruitment

Produce a CDS website recruitment video 2018 implementation; annual review
Fredonia NYSSLHA Student Activities group Alumni Speaker Series 2016 implementation; ongoing
Online Recruiting Technology 2018 researching; ongoing

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