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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, supervision, and clinical education 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

SIG 11 supports administrators, supervisors, and clinical educators in all practice settings. We work to improve collaboration between universities and practicioners, and to promote best practies in supervision/clinical education across the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. 

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: 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

  • Clinical Education 
  • Competency-based Supervision 
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Continuing Education 
  • Documentation
  • Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Resilience 
  • Ethics
  • Feedback and Reflection 
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Productivity
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Reimbursement
  • Relationship Building 
  • Research
  • Specialty Certification
  • Strategic Thinking and Questioning 
  • Stress Management
  • Supervision
  • Team Building
  • Teaching and Learning 
  • Teletherapy/Telehealth 
  • Time 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 online peer-reviewed scholarly review journal of the SIGs. SIG 11 offers new self-study CE activities through Perspectives each 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

Earn ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) through 

  • Self-study of Perspectives and pay the lowest processing fee to take the learning assessments 
  • SIG sponsored Master Classes and one-hour sessions at the annual ASHA Convention. 

Networking

SIG 11 Affiliates have access to exclusive discussion forums/groups, which provide the opportunity to interact with other SIG Affiliates who share interest in administration and supervision. Use ASHA's Member Directory to search for individuals by SIG affiliation. In addition, SIG 11 Affiliates can meet in person and online at an ASHA and SIG 11 sponsored events; typically each SIG hosts an Affiliates meeting at Convention and sponsors a virtual open house. 

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

  • 2019–2021 Coordinator: Barbara L. Zucker, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2021–2023 Associate Coordinator: Michele C. Simler, HealthPRO-Heritage
  • 2021–2023 Editor: Samantha Jane Dalessio, Carlow University
  • 2021–2023 Professional Development Manager: Cara Lindsay Knobelauch, EBS Healthcare
  • 2020–2022 Member-at-Large: Melissa W. Edrich, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2019–2021 Member-at-Large: Anu Subramanian, University of Iowa
  • Ex Officio: Judith F. Blackburn, Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education, ASHA

Editorial Board

View the Editorial Board Roster for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups .

Professional Development Committee

  • Cara Lindsay Knobelauch, Professional Development Manager
  • Samantha Jane Dalessio, Editor 
  • Judith F. Blackburn, Ex Officio

Liaisons to the ASHA Board of Directors

  • Sharon Sandridge, 2019–2021 Vice President for Audiology Practice
  • Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, 2021–2023 Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

ASHA Corporate Partners