Summer 2016 scheduling conflicts
The registration process has overwhelmed us. It has come to our attention that due to the many conflictions and the rumors of the Sunday program scheduling difficulties, it will make it difficult to register for summer classes. There needs to be more sections of each class offered over the summer. As you are aware, in order to apply and receive financial aid, we need 6 credits of classes over the summer--which has also forced the Sunday program students to enroll in the limited spaced summer classes.
Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology II, which is offered on Wednesdays from 6-8, is conflicting with other classes (e.g., Oral Motor Function of The Developmentally Delayed Child and Speech Language in a School Setting). This limits us as to what classes we can take over the summer. This would affect our registration for the fall and potential graduation date.
Our other concern is about the course, dysphagia. Dysphagia, which is being offered in the summer at the Garden City campus, has only 25 seats. It was noted that there is a second Dysphagia course being offered, but at the Manhattan campus. It is difficult to figure out how we are expected to commute to the Manhattan campus, attend classes at the Garden City campus, give a minimum of 15 hours for clinic, and for many, also maintain a job. Another concern of commuting to the Manhattan campus is the expectation to pay for transportation. If we all can’t enroll in that class, then we won’t be able to take it until the spring of 2017 as NO dysphagia is being offered in the fall. This would significantly effect our adult externship and student teaching placements in both the fall and spring.
Finally, those that have already completed 648 and 660 are completing their externship placement over the summer. This requires them 4 days a week to be on site and at their placement during the days. However, Autism is offered only in one section from 1030 am until 1 pm for the Garden City students--this directly conflicts with their placement commitments.
We understand that it is close to impossible to satisfy every student in such a large program. However, with an increased tuition from the cohort above us, we do request that our concerns be highly considered and that you do your best to accommodate our needs to successfully graduate in May of 2017.