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Happy New Year from CAPCSD!

Dear Member.


Happy New Year!


The Call for Committee Volunteers will be open soon. The new process highlights what positions are open and allows members to identify where their skills and interests best fit. Please consider volunteering for a committee this year. CAPCSD’s work and innovation is led by members like you!


The popular CAPCSD salary survey has been completed for 2023 and is now available on the website. We hope this data is informative and helpful as members navigate their leadership positions and careers.


Here’s to a year of professional growth, opportunities, and success.


Jennifer Simpson



Clinic Director Symposium Survey  

We need your ideas!

CAPCSD is developing an event to support new and recent CSD clinical education directors. We invite you to share your ideas about potential topics by completing the following survey. Please forward this invitation to people in your organization who may have ideas to share. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation!


Admissions Corner

The CSDCAS application will be undergoing maintenance from Saturday, January 20 at 7 AM ET through Monday, January 22 at 7 AM ET in order to move it to the cloud. During this time, the student facing application and the faculty letter of recommendation portal will be unavailable. You will still be able to access WebAdMIT during this time. 


Call for 2024 Committee Volunteers

CAPCSD is introducing a new volunteer application process this month for the 2024-2025 year. Later this month, CAPCSD members will receive a call for volunteers for all CAPCSD committees with openings beginning July 1, 2024. The email will provide information with the duties of each committee, the time commitment, and desired qualifications. CAPCSD members will have access to the application so they can apply to the committee(s) for which they would like to be considered. CAPCSD committee members serve a two-year term that begins July 1st.


In addition to the above volunteers, the CAPCSD Board approved an AI Task Force to start by March 1, 2023. The work of the AI Task Force is to review the current landscape of AI in CSD programs. Consider recent advancements, predictable future effects, and ways educators can use AI positively in classroom and clinical education. Address the following questions: 

  • What is the state of AI in CSD programs currently? 
  • What are some predictable uses of AI in education in the immediate future? 
  • How can educators and supervisors use AI to support the education of students? 
  • What policies or procedures related to AI and education should CAPCSD members consider? 

CAPCSD is looking for four (4) members - two (2) SLPs and two (2) Audiologists for this task force. Applications close for the AI Task Force on January 22, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET.  


Committee Highlight - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  

Happy New Year to each of our members and member programs! As VP of Organizational Advancement (VPOA), it is my pleasure to serve as the monitoring officer for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. This group of experienced colleagues is tasked with providing input on CAPCSD policies, procedures, bylaws, and communication venues to promote equity and inclusion of under-represented groups in CSD. In addition, the committee works to identify evidenced-based resources for member programs to support an inclusive environment for both faculty and students.


In 2023, the DEI Committee began the year by working to build DEI awareness into CAPCSD culture by initiating the inaugural Board and staff training on DEI. The training provided a deep exploration of how to manifest the concept of belonging into the day-to-day working lives of board members, to facilitate positive outcomes for CAPCSD, and to promote inclusion in its member institutions. The Committee also created CAPCSD’s DEIB Resource Hub. This first-of-its-kind repository includes pedagogical frameworks, publications, workshops, webinars, and a listing of established affinity groups. The Hub is a living resource that will be maintained and updated periodically to support programs regarding DEI. One of the final accomplishments of the committee for 2023 was the CAPCSD statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. The statement was developed to affirm CAPCSD’s commitment to fostering a culture that values and embraces diversity, ensures equitable opportunities for all members, and promotes inclusivity and connection. The DEIB statement will serve as a guide to shape CAPCSD’s policies, practices, and culture.


The DEI Committee is chaired by Teresa Girolamo who is supported by Karen Davis, Regina Enwefa, Kyle Greene-Pendelton, Kimberly Green, Leslie Grubler, Molly Krygowski, Jean-Franco Rivera Perez, Kelly Rutherford, and Laura Wolford.


As monitoring officer for the DEI committee, I welcome your suggestions and feedback. Feel free to contact me at VPOA@CAPCSD.org. I would love to hear from you!



Maya R. Clark, PhD, CCC-SLP

VP Organizational Advancement


Annual Conference

Pictured Above:
Top left: Jessica Martin, Ph.D.
Top right: April Garrity, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Bottom left: Laura Chapman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Bottom right: Angela Medina, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Conference Registration and the hotel room block open this month! Be on the lookout for an email notification on January 15, 2024. We invite you to watch the below 30-second video about the conference!

We hope you will soon be actively making plans to attend CAPCSD's 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, April 3 - 6, 2024. 


CAPCSD's Annual Conference webpage is your source for conference schedule, registration fees, session details, and to begin planning your trip to New Orleans! Don't miss the travel blogs, attractions, and information posted there.


Tricia Montgomery, CCC-SLP

VP of Professional Development

Annual Conference Plenary Session Highlight

Kicking off day two of the annual conference will be a plenary session on Evidence-Based Strategies for Mental Health and Well-Being in Teaching and Learning. Moderated by Jessica Martin, Ph.D., Online Counseling Program Director at William & Mary, a panel of experts on various aspects of mental health and well-being as they relate to teaching and learning will share evidence-based suggestions to help students, faculty, and staff. The session will cover a range of topics relevant to mental health and well-being in the educational setting. These include a holistic discussion of self-care for faculty, staff, and students, as well as evidence-based practices that foster inclusive and supportive learning environments.

Panelists include Laura R. Chapman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor at the University of Scranton, April Garrity, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor at Georgia Southern University, and Angela Medina, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor at Florida International University.

CAPCSD 2024 New Orleans

What's New in 2024?

CAPCSD is excited to announce the 2024 CAPCSD Virtual Conference! This format provides accessibility to our members and non-members to earn ASHA CEUs without the costs of airfare, travel, full conference registration, and multiple days away from personal and professional obligations.

  • (6) ASHA CEUs
  • (2) sessions which qualify for ASHA DEI CEUs
  • (1) session which qualifies for the ASHA Ethics CEU

The 2024 CAPCSD Virtual Conference will also be made available in an on-demand format around May 1, 2024 for those who will attend the Annual Conference in-person at a discounted rate. In-person Annual Conference registrants are encouraged to use the Add-On option at the time of Annual Conference Registration to get their discounted rate!


Detailed information about the schedule, registration fees, sessions, presenters, and FAQs will be available on CAPCSD's website on January 15, 2024 when registration opens!


2023 Salary Survey 

Thank you to all of our member programs that participated in the 2023 CAPCSD Salary Survey. This survey is conducted every five years to give our members information on the salary trends in CSD academic programs. If you are unfamiliar with the salary survey you can find it and instructions at the link below. You can filter results by region, rank, academic/clinical, and Carnegie Classification. These filters can be combined and used to find institutions and positions similar to your own. Please let me know if you experience any difficulties. You can find the 2023 results here


Christie Needham, CAPCSD Secretary


CAPCSD Professional Development banner

OSEP Personnel Prep Grants: How to Support Student Training in Your Program


🗓️ Monday, January 8, 2024 
🕒 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET 
No CEU Credit/ No Cost to Attend 

Teresa Girolamo, Matt Gillispie, Jane Wegner, Sara Kover, Laura Hall, and Sarah Allen 

Championing Mental Health and Inclusive Practices
Part One: Supporting Mental Health and Responding to Crisis

🗓️ Wednesday, January 10, 2024🕒 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.2 ASHA CEUs

Ahmed Ghuman
, PsyD, MBA, LPC 
Bernadette Smith
, LPC 

Championing Mental Health and Inclusive Practices
Part Two: Promoting Culturally Responsive Care 

🗓️ Wednesday, January 17, 2024🕒 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.2 ASHA CEUs

Ahmed Ghuman
, PsyD, MBA, LPC 
Bernadette Smith
, LPC 

Championing Mental Health and Inclusive Practices
Part Three: Increasing Well-Being and Promoting Flourishing 

🗓️ Wednesday, January 24, 2024🕒 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.2 ASHA CEUs

Ahmed Ghuman
, PsyD, MBA, LPC 
Bernadette Smith
, LPC 


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