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Holistic Admissions in CSD Programs (WEBS1021013)

Course Description

In this SIG 10 activity, authors explore holistic admissions in CSD programs. Carmichael, Mandulak, and Watkins provide a tutorial for incorporating interviews during the admissions process. Scheer-Cohen, Heisler, and Moineau outline an approach to holistic admissions that includes a video response to a question, an informal group interview, a live lecture with an assessment, a simulation, content quiz, a writing prompt, and an individual live interview. Reisfeld and Kaplan provide a systemic review of admission measures that may be used to predict graduate students’ clinical skills. Finally, Newkirk-Turner and Hudson explore the dangers of unconscious bias in letters of recommendation for graduate admissions.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • summarize rationale for including interviews as a part of the graduate admissions process
  • describe the components of a file review for graduate admissions
  • explain how a clear definition of “clinical skill” would aid researchers in developing targeted admission measures
  • recognize language in letters of recommendation that can unintentionally influence a reader

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. Interviews for Graduate Admissions in Communication Sciences and Disorders: Methods From Two CSD Programs by Christine M. Carmichael, Kerry Callahan Mandulak, and Diana Watkins, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
  2. Holistic Admissions: From Paper File to Live Interview by Alison R. Scheer-Cohen, Lori Heisler, and Suzanne Moineau, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
  3. Predicting Clinical Skills in Graduate Health Sciences Applicants: A Systematic Review by Nicole Duval Reisfeld and Stacy Lyn Kaplan, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
  4. Do No Harm: Graduate Admissions Letters of Recommendation and Unconscious Bias by Brandi L. Newkirk-Turner and Thomas K. Hudson, published in SIG 10, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 5
ASHA CEU*: 0.5
Item #(s): WEBS1021013
Available Through: August 24, 2027