American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


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 30-2014

RESOLVED, That Articles IV and V of the Bylaws be amended to read as follows (text to be deleted is crossed out, and text to be added is underlined):

Article IV - Board of Directors

4.3. A committee consisting of six members and the Immediate Past President serving as Chair shall present a slate of no more than three but at least two candidates for each office to be elected by the membership. Three members of the committee shall be electedappointed to staggered 2-year terms by each of the Advisory Councilsthe Committee on Committees, and their term of office shall begin on January 1.

Article V - Advisory Councils

5.1. Responsibilities

An Audiology Advisory Council and a Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council shall be established to identify and discuss issues of concern to members and provide advice to the Board of Directors. The Advisory Councils and its members shall not make any public statement or take positions on behalf of the Association or the Advisory Council without having obtained approval from the Board of Directors. Each Advisory Council shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. Identify, analyze, discuss, and prioritize issues of concern to members.
  2. Advise the Board of Directors on issues that need to be considered as the Association engages in planning to advance the purposes of the Association.
  3. Provide advice to the Board of Directors on issues the Board of Directors brings to the Advisory Councils.
  4. Review ASHA's approved budget and forecasts and provide input and recommendations on budget items to consider in the development of the next year's budget, including the need for any dues increase.
  5. Participate in the peer review of all ASHA policy documents.
  6. Review and comment on policy documents prior to final approval by the Board of Directors.
  7. Elect representatives from eligible members of the Association to the following committees and boards:
    1. Committee on Honors
    2. Committee on Nominations and Elections
    3. Financial Planning Board
    4. Government Relations and Public Policy Board

Discussion Open until 10/10. Voting to occur at October 2014 BOD Meeting.

BOD 33-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA establish a clinical specialty certification grant program to provide startup funds in the form of grants to petitioning groups and newly approved specialty certification boards; and further

RESOLVED, That a criterion-based phased funding program be used whereby incremental grant funding is awarded and disbursed in conjunction with distinct phases of the petitioning or specialty board formation process; and further

RESOLVED, That approval for funding be predicated upon the grant applicant’s meeting specific eligibility criteria identified for each eligible funding phase; and further

RESOLVED, That the grant program be overseen by the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC).

Supporting Documentation: Proposal for an ASHA Clinical Specialty Certification (CSC) Grant Program [PDF]

Discussion open until 9/26. Voting open 9/26-9/30.

BOD 34-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA extend the end date of the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration to August 31, 2015, to allow the committee to complete its charge to provide technical assistance to UNAH as it develops a program in communication disorders.

Discussion open until 9/30. Voting open 10/1-10/3.

BOD 35-2014

RESOLVED, That ASHA extend the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral (ISRI) under the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)-Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration to August 31, 2015, to allow the committee to complete its charge to provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with ISRI.

Discussion open until 9/30. Voting open 10/1-10/3.

Motions

There are no motions currently being considered.

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