About Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision

Vision

To serve the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as a nationally recognized authority in administration and supervision.

Mission

The Mission of the SIG on Administration and Supervision, 11 is to advance best practices in administration, leadership, and supervision by serving as a valuable resource for its affiliates by offering educational activities, providing networking opportunities, and supporting research and scholarly initiatives.

What Makes Us Unique

Collaboration between universities and practices begins with SIG 11.

Strategic Plan

Focus Area 1: Professional development/education

Outcome: Continued availability of SIG-sponsored state-of-the art professional development/education activities.

Focus Area 2: Involvement of affiliates in SIG activities

Outcomes:

  1. Increased number of networking opportunities for affiliates.
  2. Increased number of affiliates who participate in SIG activities.
  3. Increased number of SIG affiliates who subscribe to the SIG's e-mail list.

Focus Area 3: Membership Recruitment and Retention

Outcomes:

  1. Increased number of ASHA members who join the SIG on Administration and Supervision.
  2. Increased retention of existing affiliates.

Focus Area 4: Nondues Revenue

Outcome: Increased revenue generated from sources other than affiliate dues.

Focus Area 5: Research

Outcomes:

  1. Increased awareness of the SIG's support of research activities in the area of administration and supervision.
  2. Increased availability of current research information related to administration and supervision.

Study Issues

  • Career Ladders
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Continuity of Care
  • Critical Paths
  • Documentation
  • Downsizing
  • Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Product Line Management
  • Productivity
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Reimbursement
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Specialty Certification
  • Stress Management
  • Supervision
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Training...and so much more!

Because a strategic plan is a dynamic document, your input is continuously invited. Based on market demands, we can modify and adapt in order to meet our mission.

Affiliate Benefits and SIG Programs

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups is the SIG's online publication. SIG 11's continuously-built issue contributes 2 self-study CE activities a year.

Online Chats

SIGs sponsor live online chats. These events feature topic experts who answer questions from the audience. All ASHA and NSSLHA members may attend. Live online chats are not eligible for CEUs. Archived chats can be accessed online.

Continuing Education

  • The SIG sponsors a Short Course and a seminar at the annual ASHA Convention.
  • Perspectives contains continuing education articles. Readers may earn ASHA continuing education credit by completing self-study questions related to those articles. SIG affiliates may complete the self-study for a $5 processing fee.
  • Short Course: SIG affiliates are eligible for a 50% discount on select Short Courses at the ASHA Convention.

Networking

SIG affiliates have the opportunity to identify others with interest in administration and supervision:

  • SIG 11 has an online community where affiliates can discuss topics related to administration and supervision.
  • SIG 11 hold an annual affiliate meeting at the ASHA Convention.

Representation Within ASHA

  • The SIG 11 Coordinator represents the Special Interest Group on Administration and Supervision within the ASHA Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators.
  • The Coordinating Committee responds to ASHA requests for input regarding policy, guidelines, committees, and other issues.
  • Affiliates have the opportunity to provide input to the SIG leadership and ASHA.

Coordinating Committee Members

  • 2015–2017 Coordinator: Christi M. Masters, Purdue University
  • 2017 Associate Coordinator: Barbara L. Zucker, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2017–2019 Perspectives Editor: Jennifer A. Ostergren, California State University
  • 2017 Professional Development Manager: Darlene D. Robke, EBS Healthcare
  • 2017–2019 Member-At-Large: Jill A. Barton, EBS Healthcare
  • 2015–2017 Member-At-Large: Judith A. Brasseur, California State University, Chico
  • Ex Officio: Michelle Ferketic, director, Special Interest Groups Program, ASHA (temporary)

Editorial Review Committee

  • Corey H. Cassidy, Editor
  • Lora S. Backes
  • Katharine A. Blaker
  • Deanna M. Hughes
  • Jennifer M. Kerr
  • Carol Koch
  • Lori A. Nelson
  • Debra Schober-Peterson
  • Robert W. Serianni
  • Caterina F. Staltari
  • Anu Subramanian
  • Jane R. Wegner
  • Elizabeth Zylla-Jones
  • Darlene D. Robke, Professional Development Manager
  • Michelle Ferketic, Ex Officio (temporary)

Professional Development Committee

  • Darlene D. Robke, Professional Development Manager
  • Corey H. Cassidy, Editor
  • Michelle Ferketic, Ex Officio (temporary)

Staff Liaison for Communications

Victoria Davis, Production Editor, ASHA

Liaisons to the ASHA Board of Directors

  • Robert C. Fifer, 2016–2018 Vice President for Audiology Practice
  • Sandra Laing Gillam, 2015–2017 Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

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