Resolutions and Motions Being Considered

The following resolutions and motions are being considered by the Board of Directors.

We welcome your input on any of the topics. Please send your comments to the Board of Directors before the closing of the discussion period.

Resolutions

BOD 05-2017

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the formation of the AuD Education Task Force, which is charged with developing an action plan to execute the recommendations outlined in the Report of the AuD Education Summit and provides the following:

  • A mechanism for establishing Summit working groups to further pursue strategies for addressing the identified challenges
  • Frameworks and mechanisms for standardization of the AuD externship
  • Frameworks and mechanisms for evaluating student readiness and outcome measures; and further

RESOLVED, That the task force provide the Report of the AuD Education Summit along with any outcomes from these recommendations to accreditation bodies and other standards-setting bodies as a resource to inform the setting and maintaining of standards for academic and clinical AuD education; and further

RESOLVED, That the task force complete its work by December 31, 2018, including providing a report to the BOD; and further

RESOLVED, That the members of the task force will be appointed by their individual entities which will comprise:

  • Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • American Board of Audiology (ABA)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • Council of AuD Program Directors (CAuDP)
  • Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC)
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Student Academy of Audiology (SAA); and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA’s Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology serve as the BOD liaison and that a staff ex-officio be appointed by ASHA’s Chief Executive Officer; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per diem expenses of the task force appointees to support their attendance at one 2-day, in-person meeting at the ASHA National Office; and further

RESOLVED, That the AuD Education Task Force standard operating procedures policy section [PDF] be approved.

Discussion open until 3/28. Voting open 3/29-3/31.

Motions

Motion 13-2017

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position which further supports the 2017 ASHA Public Policy Agenda, provides additional detail, specificity and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts related to education throughout 2017.

Oppose proposals that would abolish and/or significantly diminish the role of the US Department of Education’s (ED) oversight of education policies and programs at the state and local level, which ensure high standards and equitable access to educational opportunities for students across the lifespan.

Discussion open until 3/28. Voting open 3/29-3/31.

Motion 14-2017

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position which further supports the 2017 ASHA Public Policy Agenda, provides additional detail, specificity and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts related to education throughout 2017.

Supports a parent’s right to choose the best education for their children and maintains principles regarding access, funding, accountability, and privacy must be included in any education reform legislation. These principles are core concepts that must be included in any reform.

Discussion open until 3/28. Voting open 3/29-3/31.

Motion 15-2017

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the following policy position which further supports the 2017 ASHA Public Policy Agenda, provides additional detail, specificity and guidance for ASHA’s advocacy efforts related to education throughout 2017.

Oppose the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act that would establish a new precedent of placing visual and hearing disabilities ahead of others identified in IDEA by adding specific disability-related mandates and requiring additional resources to only accommodate visual and hearing disabilities.

Discussion open until 3/28. Voting open 3/29-3/31.

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