Fall 2020–Spring 2022
- Revise the graduate curriculum to be culturally and linguistically responsive and explicitly antiracist as measured by [the identified learning outcomes]* being present in 60% of graduate course syllabi. (*These will be identified through the curricular revision process.)
- Recruit and retain Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) graduate students, with the goal of growing the community of BIPOC practitioners, as measured by a 3-5%* increase in matriculated (recruit) and graduated (retain) students self-identifying as BIPOC. (*Data will be compared to our 2019 matriculation baseline data of 18%.)
- Matriculate 1-2 BIPOC PhD students and/or PhD students with interest in doing work with BIPOC populations, with the goal of growing the community of BIPOC faculty and researchers.
Clinical Training Objectives
- Ensure clinical training provides students with knowledge and skills needed to work with diverse populations for social justice, equity, and access as measured by 90% of our students receiving a score of “3” or higher in Calipso by their externship coordinators as related to ASHA Standard V-B 3a and 3.1.1B: “Communicates effectively, recognizing the needs, values, preferred mode of communication, and cultural/linguistic background of the patient, family, caregiver, and relevant others” (2020 entering cohort).
- Increase accessibility to services provided by HEDCO SLHC, thus increasing students' experience working with clients of diverse backgrounds as evidenced by a 3-5%* increase in BIPOC clients assessed/treated in the SLHC. (*Data will be compared to our 2019-2020 baseline data of 13%.)
- Mentor at least 4 Master’s Student Evidence-Based Capstone Projects related to cultural responsivity and antiracism in speech-language pathology, in order to increase student activism and in order to grow the relevant literature base.
- Support research participation and career development of BIPOC high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, in order to diversify the research pipeline, as measured by faculty involvement with 5-6 BIPOC students in lab- and clinical-research work.