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- Promote the mission of the Association through committee activities.
- Support the Executive Council in carrying out its responsibilities.
- Provide the Executive Council with information, recommendations, and advice.
- Investigate and debate issues as necessary.
- Identify tasks that need to be completed and to carry out tasks assigned by the Executive Council.
- Work closely and communicate effectively with the Executive Council Officer who is responsible for the committee.
- Work with other committees when appropriate.
Interested in joining a committee? Contact the MNSHA office.
Advertising & Sponsorship: Coordinate and solicit advertising and sponsorships for the newsletter, website and annual convention.
Audiology Affairs: Advise on audiological issues. Membership is made up of audiologists representing a cross-section of work settings.
Continuing Education: Investigate need for and availability of continuing education experiences for audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Minnesota. Coordinate and provide support for continuing education experiences.
Financial Advisory: Consult with the Vice President of Finance regarding matters of financial policy, procedures and investments. Meet a minimum of once yearly (fall) to review all committee’s budget requests to formulate a proposed budget.
Future Professionals Committee: This committee consists of one student representative from each of Minnesota’s university programs as well as an advisor. The Future Professionals Committee will act as liaisons between MNSHA and university programs to identify opportunities for students to participate at the state level and advocate for speech-language pathology and audiology students in universities across Minnesota. Learn More.
Health Care Issues: Focus on issues of importance for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in health care settings.
Legislative Steering: Influence legislation and rule-making on behalf of MNSHA; communicate information regarding legislative trends and proposals to the membership; facilitate grass-roots lobbying efforts. This is a joint committee with the Minnesota Academy of Audiology. MNSHA is represented by Officers, committee chairs or committee members under the purview of Health Care Issues, Education Issues and Audiology.
Long-Range Planning: Review, update, and, when necessary, develop goals and objectives for the Association; periodically review structure, organization and focus of the Association.
Membership: Recruit and maintain membership in the Association, welcome new members, assist with processing of new and renewing members, and assist with publication of the membership directory.
Multicultural Affairs: Initiate and coordinate activities related to multicultural issues in education, health care, professional development, public information and recruitment to the profession.
Newsletter: Provide input relating to content and layout of the newsletter, write and/or edit articles.
Nominations and Elections: Manage the nominations and elections process for the Association Officers and Policy Council Representatives. This committee is a function of the Past-President and the Policy Council.
Peer Standards Review: Educate members on peer standards review guidelines for quality improvement in the areas of speech-language pathology and audiology. Coordinate outside requests for peer standards reviews. Must complete training course and be a Member of MNSHA to be an active member of the committee.
Recognition and Honors: Select recipients for the honorary awards of the Association and the Minnesota nominees for ASHA’s DiCarlo and Kleffner Awards.
School Issues: Focus on issues of importance for speech-language pathologists and audiologists in educational settings.
Spring Convention Committee: Be responsible for the program content of the spring convention and manage operations for the convention site, including planning, registration and management.