Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Procedures, Policies, Practices, Guidelines and Manuals

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Equitable Treatment and other Campus Policies: Resources for Students, Staff, Faculty, and Clinic Clients

Equal Opportunity

https://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/

The program adheres to Sacramento State's Policy for ensuring that appropriate corrective action is taken when violations of compliance with non-discrimination laws and regulations occur.  Any violations of compliance are referred directly to the Equal Opportunity Office.  California State University, Sacramento is committed to creating an atmosphere in which all students have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from unlawful Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation.  Sacramento State is also committed to maintaining a work environment where every employee is treated with dignity and respect. CSU will not tolerate unlawful harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status (as defined by the Vietnam-Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended), physical disability, mental disability, or medical condition.

California State University Executive Orders1096 (employee and third parties) and 1097 (students) outline the policy prohibiting, and procedures for addressing complaints of, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation.

William Bishop, CSU, Sacramento Director of Equal Opportunity, is the University’s DHR Administrator/Title IX Coordinator.  Mr. Bishop’s office is responsible for monitoring, supervising, and overseeing overall Campus-wide implementation of and compliance with the Executive Orders and state/federal civil rights laws – including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of complaint procedures for employees, students, and third parties in the areas of discrimination (including sex discrimination), harassment (including sexual harassment), sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. 

Equal Access:

https://www.csus.edu/sswd/

California State University-Sacramento, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. If you have a documented disability and verification from the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD), and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact your instructor as soon as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation of disability to SSWD and meet with a SSWD counselor to request special accommodation before classes start.  Sacramento State Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) offers a wide range of support services and accommodations for students in order to ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals.  Working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and administrators, SSWD provides consultation and serves as the information resource on disability related issues to the campus community.  SSWD is located in Lassen Hall 1008 and can be contacted by phone at (916) 278-6955 (Voice) or (916) 278-7239 (TDD only) or via email at sswd@csus.edu.

Process and mechanism required to file a complaint against the program within the institution

  1. Should a condition exist that a student believes is in violation of the rules, procedures, policies, or the standards of the university, it is important that he/she bring it to the attention of the appropriate individual or office. An attempt at an informal resolution should be the first action taken by the aggrieved party.
  2. If an informal resolution is not possible, then the aggrieved party should meet with the Department chair for resolution of the issue. The Department chair shall allow the student an opportunity to present their case and any documentation relevant to the issue. If the chair finds that the issue is in fact a specified academic right and that the student has asserted a reasonable claim of a violation of these rights, the chair shall make whatever additional inquiry is appropriate. If the subsequent inquiry substantiates the assertion, the chair shall meet with the faculty or staff member alleged to have engaged in the action aggrieved. The chair may then attempt an informal resolution or refer the action to higher authority for action. This policy shall not apply to any allegation related to discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or veteran status. Complaints of discrimination against students based on these grounds shall be immediately referred to the University Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer.
  3. Students shall have a right to appeal the action of the chair to the College of Health and Human Services Dean.
  4. In matters involving all other grievances contact the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for appropriate referral, 3008 Lassen Hall.Describe the program’s policy for maintaining a record of student complaints regarding any of the program’s policies and procedures or regarding unlawful conduct, and describe how those complaints will be made available to the CAA upon request.

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Student Grievance Procedures

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders follows campus guidelines regarding student grievance procedures. Please refer to the University Policy Manual for policy details:

Complaint Hearing Policy and Procedures for Students

https://www.csus.edu/umanual/student/stu-0110.htm

Discrimination Complaint Procedure for Current Students or Applicants for Admission

https://www.csus.edu/umanual/hr/UMS16310.htm

Grade Appeal Policy

https://www.csus.edu/umanual/acad%20affairs/grade_appeal_policy.htm

For more information, consult the Grade Appeal Webpage:  It is located at the following website: 

https://www.csus.edu/acaf/academic%20resources/studentgradeappeals.html 

www.csus.edu/acaf/academic%20resources/grade-appeal-policy-jun-2017-revised.pdf

The California State University’s System wide Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaints by Students and Applicants for Admission against the CSU and/or CSU Employees - Executive Order No. 1045

www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1045.html

Steps to Follow

A student grievance exists where a student claims that a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of a University policy, procedure, or practice has occurred.

A student filing a grievance should follow the following procedures:

  • Should a condition exist that a student believes is in violation of the rules, procedures, policies, or the standards of the university, it is important that he/she bring it to the attention of the appropriate individual or office. An attempt at an informal resolution should be the first action taken by the aggrieved party.
  • If an informal resolution is not possible, then the aggrieved party should meet with the Department chair for resolution of the issue. The Department chair shall allow the student an opportunity to present their case and any documentation relevant to the issue. If the chair finds that the issue is in fact a specified academic right and that the student has asserted a reasonable claim of a violation of these rights, the chair shall make whatever additional inquiry is appropriate. If the subsequent inquiry substantiates the assertion, the chair shall meet with the faculty or staff member alleged to have engaged in the action aggrieved. The chair may then attempt an informal resolution or refer the action to higher authority for action. This policy shall not apply to any allegation related to discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability or veteran status. Complaints of discrimination against students based on these grounds shall be immediately referred to the University Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer.
  • Students shall have a right to appeal the action of the chair to the College of Health and Human Services Dean.
  • In matters involving all other grievances contact the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for appropriate referral, 3008 Lassen Hall.

 

CSU Academic Honesty, Policy & Procedures

 https://www.csus.edu/umanual/student/STU-0100.htm 

 

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

 

Department’s policy and procedures regarding student complaints and unlawful conduct

The University Catalog succinctly summarizes the student complaint process, including information for students who wish to complain to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) because they feel their complaints are not being addressed by the University:  http://catalog.csus.edu/academic-policies/#text

The Sacramento State Website maintains a page of resources for student complaints:  https://www.csus.edu/student-complaints/

Student complaints regarding policies and procedures and unlawful conductare referred to the Department Chair.  The Department Chair meets with the student to discuss the complaint, informing the student prior to the conversation that certain types of information cannot be kept confidential and must be referred to campus or other authorities, including the Equal Opportunity/Title IX office, as appropriate.  In cases where resolution of a policy or procedural issue can be resolved at the department level, the Chair meets with individual faculty members, the Curriculum Committee or other applicable Committee(s), and the student, as appropriate, to achieve this.  In certain policy and procedure cases, the student and/or faculty members may be referred to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.  

In cases of unlawful conduct, the Chair and/or Dean contacts appropriate authorities (Campus Police, Human Resources, Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office, Student Affairs Case Management Office, etc).

Sacramento State Human Resources:  https://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/

Sacramento State Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office:  https://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/ and  https://www.csus.edu/sexualviolence/

The University takes all complaints of sexual misconduct seriously and offers compassionate support to anyone in the campus community who becomes the victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, stalking or retaliation. 

Such acts are illegal and violate the policies of Sacramento State and the California State University (CSU). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education.

Sacramento State Student Affairs Case Management Office: https://www.csus.edu/student/casemanager/staff.html

 The Sacramento State Case Managers provide support to students who are in crisis or experiencing unique challenges to their education. Case Managers can coordinate referrals to campus and community resources, and offer follow-up support to address a variety of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Housing Insecurity
  • Food Insecurity
  • Transportation Barriers
  • Financial Emergency
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Physical Health and Wellness
  • Transitioning back to campus following a hospitalization

Additional Services and Supports

  • Assistance with CalFresh Applications
  • Student Emergency Housing on campus
  • Student Emergency Fund
  • Advocacy (for accessing resources)
  • Faculty and staff workshops on working with students in distress

 

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Concerns Related to Accreditation

The master's education program in speech-language pathology at California State University, Sacramento is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Complaints relate to accreditation candidacy, initial accreditation, or any other accreditation issues may be addressed by contacting the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) at the address above.

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Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders P3G

 

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Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders P3G

Sacramento State office of Grad Studies Student Procedures and Policies (Student Handbook) https://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/admitted/          

Advising Tools:

Graduate Student Benchmarks: Clinic Orientation_Department Graduate Student Benchmarks_REVISED_Fall 2018.ppt

Culminating Experience:

 

Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential Application Packets: 

Temporary Speech-Language Pathology Licenesee Application Packet: 

Application for ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Certification Packet

 

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Clinical Practica P3G

STUDENT_CLINIC_HANDBOOK_Revised_Aug2018.docx 

Electronic Internship Packet Fall 2018 with bookmarks.pdf

Internship Site Cover Letter for Fall 2018.pdf

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Maryjane Rees Language Speech and Hearing Center P3G

clinic-research-policy.pdf

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Department Appointment, Retention, Tenure and Promotion (ARTP) Procedures

CSAD ARTP PDF

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