Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Procedures, Policies, Practices, and Guidelines (P3G)


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Student Concerns (Procedure)

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

Discrimination Complaint Procedure for Current Students or Applicants for Admission

Grade Appeal Policy

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

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

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.

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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 Diosrders P3G


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Master of Science in Communiciation Sciences and Disorders P3G

Clinical Graduate Student Handbook: Grad-studnet-clinic-handbook-revisesd-January-2017.pdf

Advising Tools:

Graduate Student Benchmarks: Department-Graduate-Student-Benchmarks-Spring-2017.pdf

Culminating Experience:

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Clinical Practica P3G


STUDENT_CLINIC_HANDBOOK_CI Edition_Revised_Aug2017.pdf



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Maryjane Rees Language Speech and Hearing Center P3G


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


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