Integration of Clinical Practice and Research in CSD Education

What resources are available to assist faculty with integration of clinical practice and research in education?

The Quality Indicators for Integration of Clinical Practice and Research: Program Self-Assessment, A Web based resource was developed to assist faculty in evaluating their efforts to integrate research and clinical practice in the curriculum. In 2007 select academic programs participated in piloting the Quality Indicators and reported some of their results. San Francisco State University's CSD faculty contributed an article for the Leader, Strategic Planning in CSD Programs: The San Francisco State sharing the program's process for self- evaluation and examining its ability to integrate practice and research for students. Additional information sharing among faculty is planned for 2008 ASHA Convention during the "Academic Program Tools for Integration of Clinical Practice & Research" session.

This article first appeared in the August 2008 issue of Access Academics and Research.

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