Advising for Current and Prospective Students

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD) conducts group advising and major orientation for students interested in changing their major or who would like to know more about our programs on a regular basis. Students and potential students should first attend one of these group sessions.

Spring 2019 Group Advising Sessions

All group advising sessions are held in Folsom Hall 2316 and are on a drop-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

Day of the Week

Date

Time

Faculty Advisor

 Wednesday

01/23/2019 01:00-02:00 PM Dr. Tonia Davis

Monday

02/04/2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dr. Heather Thompson

Wednesday

02/13/2019 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Dr. Aishah Patterson

Tuesday

02/19/2019 01:30-2:00 PM Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin
Wednesday 02/27/2019 01:00-02:00 PM Dr. Tonia Davis
Monday 03/04/02019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dr. Heather Thompson
Wednesday 03/13/2019 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Dr. Aishah Patterson
Wednesday 03/27/2019 01:00-02:00 PM Dr. Tonia Davis
Monday 04/01/2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dr. Heather Thompson
Wednesday 04/10/2019 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Dr. Aishah Patterson
Tuedsay 04/16/2019 01:30-2:00 PM Dr. Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin
Wednesday 04/24/2019 01:00-02:00 PM Dr. Tonia Davis
Monday 05/06/2019 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dr. Heather Thompson
Wednesday 05/08/2019 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Dr. Aishah Patterson

 

Advising

Following attendance to a group advising/orientation session, additional one-on-one appointments may be scheduled by calling (916-278-4867) or stopping by the Department’s Front Desk at Folsom Hall, Room 2316. 

Appointments may be scheduled with:

Undergraduate advising

  • Dr. Celeste Roseberry-Mckibbin (not available during the summer and Winter session)
  • Dr. Robert Pieretti, Department Chair (available on a limited basis during the summer. Not available Winter session)
  • Dr. Heather Thompson (not available during the summer and Winter session)
  • Dr. Tonia Davis (not available during the summer and Winter session)
  • Dr. Lisa D'Angelo (not available during the summer and Winter session)
  • Dr. Aisha Patterson (not available during the summer and Winter session)

Audiology Interest Advising: 

Dr. Laura Gaeta, Au.D. Program Director

Graduate Program Advising

Dr. Darla Hagge, Graduate Coordinator (not available during the summer and Winter session)

Thinking of applying for the Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Sac State?

Dr. Darla Hagge, Grad Coordinator for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is offering two information sessions on applying to grad programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders:

  • Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:00 PM Folsom 1050
  • Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00 PM Folsom 1050

Come to either or both. No reservation required. Room capacity is 125. Once the room is full e close the doors. If demand is greater than room capacities, we will explore adding additional sessions.

Clinic Advising

Jeannette Reiff, Clinic Coordinator(available on a limited basis during the summer)

Office Hours

Appointments for Office Hours for the instructors may be may be scheduled by calling (916-278-4867) or stopping by the Department’s Front Desk at Folsom Hall, Room 2316.  For Office Hours with other instructors, please contact them individually.

Advising Tools:

PowerPoints: 

PDF:

Course Sequence: 

Audiology Emphasis:

PDF: CSAD Advising_09.04.18_to post.pdf

PowerPoint: CSAD Advising_09.04.18_to post.pptx

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Resources for Current and Prospective Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at California State University Sacramento!

Please be sure to read through all of our department’s information posted on this website. 

For your convenience, kindly review the university’s abundance of student services.  We believe that all of your questions and concerns may be answered by accessing these resources.

  1. Student Service Center:  https://www.csus.edu/ssc/studentresources/
  2. Services to Students with Disabilities https://www.csus.edu/sswd/ 
  3. Admissions https://www.csus.edu/admissions/    
  4. University Tours  https://www.csus.edu/admissions/campus%20tours/
  5. University Virtual Tours    https://www.csus.edu/orientation/making%20orientation%20arrangements/campustourvideo.html
  6. The Well https://thewellatsacstate.com/
  7. University Writing Center https://www.csus.edu/writingcenter/ 
  8. Student Health and Counseling Center https://www.csus.edu/shcs/
  9. Student University Union https://theuniversityunion.com/
  10. Women's Resource Center   https://www.csus.edu/wrc/
  11. Pride Center https://www.csus.edu/pride/
  12. Division of Student Affairs Case Manager and Crisis Intervention Team https://www.csus.edu/student/casemanager/
  13. College of Health and Human Services Student Services Center  https://www.csus.edu/hhs/centers/chhs_ssc.html
  14. Second Bachelor’s Degree in Communincation Sciences and Disorders  http://www.cce.csus.edu/csad2b
  15. NSSLHA Student Organization  https://www.csusnsslha.com/ 
  16. CSUS CHHS Interprofessional Education Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning https://www.csus.edu/hhs/centers/ipe_center.html  

Addiotional education and career resources can be found at:

  1. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) https://www.asha.org/ 
  2. ASHA Career protal https://careers.asha.org/?utm_source=asha&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=portal121418 

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Student Succes Strategies

 We want you to be successful in our major classes! Here are some resources and strategies to help you.

Smarthinking provides tutoring 24 hours a day. You can chat with a live tutor, send a question to the tutors offline, have your writing reviewed, and more: https://www.csus.edu/degreesproject/about%20us/index.html


Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) offers tutoring services for students experiencing challenges with written assignments. Peer tutors are available to help you with academic and writing skills, with a special focus on grammar and mechanics of writing. You can call the center (916-278-6010) or drop in to make an appointment (Lassen Hall 2200). https://www.csus.edu/parc/

STUDY TIPS CHECKLIST

    • Review each day’s lecture notes later that same day to aid retention.
    • Be sure to read the readings at least 3x and study them carefully. Make special note of boldface terms.
    • Study with other people.
    • Write material out in longhand with a pen. Research shows that this helps with long-term memory! It’s OK to type notes in class, but you’ll remember the information better if you physically write it out later.
    • Study a little every day rather than cramming at the last minute. Daily studying is best.
    • Remember, every course unit = 3 hours of studying. So for a 3-unit class, you’d study 9 hours a week.
    • Do the readings before class. You’ll understand the lecture a lot better!
    • Make up your own test questions, using the professor’s format. This is extremely helpful.
    • Make flashcards for key terms. You can use quizlet online, but handwritten flashcards aid memory the most. Carry these flashcards with you everywhere and study them at every opportunity. You’d be surprised at how “little moments” can add up!

 

**Remember—in order to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communicatin Sciences and Disorders you need a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major.** 

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