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Part 9: Conduct and Concerns


Professional Conduct in CSD

In research and education endeavors, the CSD Department seeks first to protect the consumer of clinical services delivered under the auspices of the clinical education program.

  • All clinical education activities, whether at the RFP Clinic or off-site affiliations, must follow the ASHA Code of Ethics (Handbook Part 3 and Appendix B).
  • Students are required to sign a form indicating they have read and will abide by the ASHA Code of Ethics in all clinic practicum activities.


If you have concerns about a clinic supervisor. . .

If you have a concern about a clinic instructor's conduct, the best practice is to talk directly with the instructor.  If that is not an option, the Clinic Director is your liason for your on-campus and off-campus clinical assignments.  If you have concerns about your assigned clinical instructor, either on-campus or off-campus, please talk with the Clinic Director. 

If you have concerns about the Clinic Director...

If you have a concern about the Clinic Director or the relationship you have with the Clinic Director, the best practice is to talk directly with the Clinic Director about your concern.  If that is not an option, please talk with the Department Head.

If you have concerns about the CSD Program...

If you have concerns about the CSD Program, you may contact ASHA by following the ASHA Complaint Procedures.


University of Minnesota Policies

Please follow the links for information on University of Minnesota Policies on sexual harassment, nepotism and consensual relationships, and equal opportunity.

   Sexual Misconduct:

   Nepotism and Consensual Relationships:

   Office of Equal Opportunity:

Policy on Client Inquiries to Hire UMD Students

Occasionally a client or a parent will inquire about hiring a student from the CSD Department for a job such as babysitting, tutoring, etc.  No positions or announcements of positions are handled through the CSD Department. Individuals interested in hiring a university student should contact the UMD Human Resources Department at 218-726-7161.

Students interested in applying for positions posted through UMD can go the Human Resources Web site.

It is not appropriate for a student intern to also be employed by their client during their internship or to accept a position to practice audiology or speech-language pathology without a professional degree.


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