Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Town Hall Meeting Minutes

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NSSLHA Meeting minutes
Dr Champlain- dean: audiology and hearing science are his focus area. research- audiology related, assess auditory function in people. He doesn’t have much contact with undergraduates but is available as a resource to you. He talked about the student survival guide made by NSSLHA that gives advice for all students in CSD. Some things to do as an undergraduate: go online and look at a grad school application see what they may ask to get a sense of what they are looking for, look up the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association and the Texas Academy of Audiology to get more involved locally. Texas Academy of Audiology is having its meeting in November in Austin this year. There is an honors program for CSD. Some criteria for this-3.0 GPA in university, 3.5 GPA in CSD. They do 1 activity each semester that is different from class work. You should also get to know your professors- this will help you because they have a lot of stuff to offer and if they know you they will be able to advocate for you when applying for grad school. Dr. Champlain had a voice in the law that was passed to allow newborns to get their hearing tested as early as possible. The earlier a problem is detected, more can be done to fix it.

Ann Hillis- UT Speech and Hearing Clinic director: Gave information about observation hrs. Students will get an email from her tomorrow about the notes from today and info about observation hours. Observation hrs are done in the Clinic (2nd floor CMA) or off campus. At UT Speech and Hearing Clinic: You need 25 observation hours prior to applying for certification, but this is not required by UT. Ann will email a list of preferred times in the clinic- more than 1 client scheduled in case someone cancels. Sessions are 50 minutes long but counts as 1 hour. Must visit with Lorena before you come to the clinic to sign the confidentiality agreement and get the log sheet. You must have these with you when you are in the clinic, allows you to be in there she will check this when you are there. Lesson plans for sessions on door in corridor. You must get a supervisor to sign the log sheet before you leave. Each Thurs at 4pm, schedule will be put up about preferred times. 3 people for each time slot. Turn cell phones off. Leave backpacks on shelf in hallway. Off campus observation: the Capitol school is a great place but can go anywhere. Email Ann stating where you want to observe and contact info for that place. She must sign off on it. Then she will email you back saying you can observe. Bring copy of email giving permission and log of hrs to her box in clinic, leave phone number and make copy by end of semester. Can observe either SLP or Audiologist no matter major. You can observe over summer even though not taking classes. After you graduate, can’t observe any more.

Joan Ballash- audiologist: to observe for audiology get with lorena then meet with her. Aud= 4 yr doctorate degree. Honors undergraduate program can apply after you have taken CSD 341 and CSD 378. Can come to office hours on Mon 2-3pm. To participate in a practicum must take CSD 341, CSD 378 and have a 3.2 GPA. They do hearing testing in clinic. Joan mostly focuses on behavioral observation to hearing. She likes teaching observational skills, how to help kids hear to help them learn. She is teaching clinical audiology- CSD 378. Research projects- speech perception tests

Lorena Dominguez- undergrad advisor: application due 9-30 for perspective students in CSD. Info sessions available to attend. Audiology practicum that Joan spoke about, you must apply for it. The application will be online. Research opportunities are coming up. Meet with faculty if interested. You will be paired with faculty member. Grad school- IE intellectual entrepreneurship. You will be paired with grad student. Dr. Sherwitz will have more info. He is across from Lorena’s office or check out the website. Must be a Jr or Sr. This will be counted as a letter grade class. Want to focus the IE on working in the clinic, contact Lorena or Ann Hillis before you fill out application. This can be counted as 6 hrs outside of CSD, experience what grad school is like. Career exploration center fair this fall- info on their website. Syllabus for all CSD classes are now online on the CSD website. Writing component class only room for 25 students. She will accommodate graduating students first. Takes walk ins from 11-12.
1. Bake sale- if it is raining on Thurs and Friday, the bake sale will be rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Contact Robyn for the new list.
2. First social and service went great!! Thanks to everyone who came! =)
3. Remember to pay dues!! This is for the whole year and allows us to pay for your TSHA if you go. DUE by the NEXT meeting!

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  1. Hi my name is Seen Yeng Chin. I attended the meeting yesterday and have read the minutes =)

  2. Hi, everybody. I wish I could have been at the meeting yesterday, but had to work unfortunately. It looks like there was a lot of useful information presented though. I have read the minutes and am looking forward to the bake sale... whenever that ends up being. I was also wondering if I would be able to pay dues at the bake sale. Thanks! Robyn Kindred

  3. Hi! Sorry I couldn't be there yesterday, work was calling. Lorena & Ann talking about the observation hours must have been helpful. I hope the rain doesn't ruin our bake sale. See you at the next meeting :)
    Thanks, Kelly Long

  4. Hi! I really want to be involved but I work everyday until 6:30 or 7. When and where can I pay dues? And how can I help with the bake sale?
    Sharee Beck

  5. Hey, read the minutes and will be there next meeting!
    Jamie West

  6. Read the minutes! Thanks.

    Hilary Francis

  7. Just read the minutes.. thanks!

    -Vanessa Sanchez

  8. Read the minutes, thanks for the info!

    -Amanda Rodriguez

  9. Christina Morales - read the minutes! Thanks!

  10. Read the minutes! I was studying for two CSD tests...

    Lindsay Judy

  11. Read the minutes...thanks!

    -Siobhan Marcucci

  12. Thank you for posting the minutes!!

    {{Hanh Tran}}

  13. Read the minutes.

    Lauren Christenson

  14. Hi my name is Christine Hong and I'm really sad I miss this meeting! I'll definitely come out to the next one though!

    and props to whoever posted these detailed minutes!

  15. Hello everyone! I've read the minutes and am excited to be able to attend the next meeting! Thanks so much, can't wait to get involved.

    Lindsay Dorman

  16. Read minutes! Thanks so much!

    -Sarah Wallace

  17. I read the minutes.- Karla Alvarez

  18. thank you all for your replies :)
    -leticia garza (VP)

  19. Hey guys!
    I got the minutes! Thanks for the information :)
    --Kayla Hall

  20. Read the minutes, would like to get involved with the IE program. Thanks. - Lauren Whitney Bates

  21. Read the minutes, thanks! Wish I could meet the professors tonight. I will drop by to pay my dues. See you then!
    -Megan Haynes

  22. thanks everyone for responding!! =)
    no more credit will be issued to online members for this meeting after this comment.