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Examining Challenges for Faculty and Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs (WEBS1421418)

Course Description

The theme for this SIG 14 activity is examining challenges for faculty and students in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Topics include (a) challenges faced by academic mothers in CSD programs; (b) challenges faced by faculty of color in CSD departments; and (c) examining microaggression endorsement in CSD students.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • explain the evidence related to the “Baby Penalty”
  • describe the importance of examining microaggressions and explicit and implicit bias as they apply to the CSD profession
  • identify broad-based strategies and approaches that can be used to guide efforts focused on the recruitment and retention of faculty of color

Articles in This Course

  1. Motherhood in the Academy: A Qualitative Study of Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders by Amanda Stead, Kerry Callahan Mandulak, Sami Wong, Kyla Dirks, and Jill Dolata, published in SIG 14, November 11, 2021
  2. Explicit and Implicit Cognitive Processes Associated With Microaggression Endorsement by Mitchell McLean, Jennifer M. Roche, Lisa Audet, Desiree Stribling, and Rachael Kaufman, published in SIG 14, October 28, 2021
  3. Faculty of Color, Bulletproof Souls, and Their Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders by RaMonda Horton, Maria L. Muñoz, and Valerie E. Johnson, published in SIG 14, Volume 6, Issue 5, October 20, 2021

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 4.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.45
Item #(s): WEBS1421418
Available Through: December 20, 2026