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Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA)
The policy of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, in compliance with ASHA's requirements for the acquisition of knowledge and skills leading to new clinician certification, mandates that all students in departmental courses will satisfactorily complete required KASA Learning Indicators. Satisfactory completion of these Learning Indicators is defined as earning a grade equal to or higher than "B" at graduate level or "C" at undergraduate level.
Any Learning Indicator that does not meet these standards will require remediation. Remediation will be planned, directed, and evaluated by course instructor/clinical supervisor. Successful completion of remediation plan is required for course completion. The original grade earned for each Learning Indicator will be factored into the final semester grade. The product of remediation, then, will not affect a change in the course or clinical practicum grade unless the project is not remediated successfully. Should this occur, a failing grade will be assigned for the course. Remediation will only allow for satisfactory completion of Learning Indicators in order to comply with KASA requirements.
Instructors will determine every semester how they will assess each KASA standard assigned to courses they teach. Assessment can be through testing, assignments, or clinical experiences. The Chair of the department will review methods of assessing KASA standards every semester to ensure that a variety of methods are used to assess each standard.