Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes for graduates of the education of the deaf and hard of hearing program

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the effect of deafness on family, friends, and society and recognize and respect multiple perspectives and cultures. They will demonstrate engaged and principled leadership, as well as recognition of the importance of contributing their knowledge and experiences to the community and broader society.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural competence by completing a journal, worked on over the course of the semester, which focuses on a variety of topics including the cultural needs of a child with a hearing loss.
  • Students will demonstrate basic communication skills in the form of sign language.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the relationship of hearing loss on overall communication and cultural membership.

Outcomes for graduates of the speech-language pathology program

  • Students will demonstrate basic levels of ethical leadership by completing training in Privacy and Confidentiality of Private Health Information.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of different aspects of diversity (e.g. SES, severity of disabilities, age) by reflecting on experiences with diverse groups via service-learning activities.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural competence by examining personal values and beliefs regarding culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural competence by completing an extended observation report that acknowledges the focus of communication treatment and the manner in which it was tailored to meet the needs of the individual client based on his/her culture and point in the lifespan.
  • Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of the processes involved in normal speech, language, hearing, and swallowing functions. This includes, and is not limited to, acoustic, linguistic, biological, physiological, and neurological processes and the research and clinical technologies associated with these processes.
  • Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge regarding the clinical signs, and etiologies related to communication disorders as well as understanding of the basics of clinical intervention. Part of this involves knowing how these disorders impact participation in and access to daily life skills for both affected individuals and their caregivers, in culturally diverse contexts, and across the lifespan.

Outcomes for graduates of the audiology program

  • Students will demonstrate basic levels of ethical leadership by completing training in Privacy and Confidentiality of Private Health Information.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the effect of deafness on family, friends, and society and recognize and respect multiple perspectives and cultures. They will demonstrate engaged and principled leadership, as well as recognition of the importance of contributing their knowledge and experiences to the community and broader society.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural competence by examining personal values and beliefs regarding culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Students will demonstrate cultural competence by completing an assignment that addresses adherence to the code of ethics, understanding and celebration of diversity, and awareness of tendencies to stereotype.
  • Students will be able to describe the basic mechanism of audition/human hearing.
  • Students will be able to identify the presence and effects of hearing loss by looking at an audiogram.