COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL & COMMUNITY SCIENCES Catherine Batsche, Ph.D. Associate Dean Summer, 2010
Behavioral Science… Devoted to the study of human behavior and human service systems. Community Science… Bridges the gaps between science, practice, & policy using community-centered models.
Merging Rigor With Relevance Families Adults & Seniors Children Caregivers Quality of Life Rehabilitation Recovery Mental Health Criminal Behavior Autism & DD Substance Abuse
Over 400 Community Partners • Memory Disorder Clinic • Speech and Audiology Programs • Community Health Centers • Long Term Care Clinics • Addictions & Mental Health Centers • Hospice, Palliative Care, End of Life Care Programs • Health and Human Services Organizations • Florida Kinship Care Centers
Communication Sciences & Disorders Criminology School of Aging Studies School of Social Work 2,600 Students 6 Undergraduate Majors 9 Master’s Programs 5 Doctoral Programs Aging & Mental Health Disparities Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Child & Family Studies Mental Health Law & Policy
Criminology Provides students with knowledge of the judicial system, law enforcement, detention, probation, and parole systems.
Gerontology Prepares students for professional careers in aging and for graduate education in aging studies.
Long Term Care Administration Prepares students to administer and manage programs that care for older adults. Leads to a career path as a Nursing Home Administrator.
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Pre-professional program preparing students for graduate programs in Speech Pathology, Deaf Education, Audiology, & Communication Disorders
Interpreter Training Prepares students to provide interpreter services for individuals who are deaf.
Social Work Clinical program that prepares students to provide social services to help individuals, groups, and families facing temporary or long-term problems.
Undergraduate Minors American Sign Language: prepares students to use ASL for interpretation for individuals who are deaf Behavioral Healthcare: provides students with hands-on experience in mental health & substance abuse services Criminology: exposes students to criminal justice system • Gerontology: exposes students to issues and needs of the aging population
Undergraduate Research Certificate • Provides students with a planned sequence of courses to support their systematic development as undergraduate researchers. • Prepares students for graduate school.
Student Organizations American Sign Language Club Speech, Hearing, Language Association American Criminal Justice Association Social Work Society Undergraduate Research Interest Group SHLA co-sponsored workshop for families and speech pathologists on treatment for stuttering (April 30, 2010)
Student Honor Societies Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminology) Phi Alpha (Social Work) Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology) Undergraduate Research Programs Communication Sciences & Disorders Criminology BCS
Upper Level Class Size Range: 9 – 77 Average: 52
FTIC 4.43 years average* *Range 2 – 29.66 (prior year max was 7 years) Time To Degree: 2009-10 Graduates
USF Outstanding Teacher Awards Dr. Robin Ersing 2007-08 Dr. Ross Andel 2005-06 Dr. Jessica McIlvane 2005-06 Dr. Richard Newell 2009 - 10 Dr. Sandy Reynolds 2003 - 04 Mary Kaplan 2003 - 04 Dr. Brent Small 2001- 02
Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award Lisa Landis, Criminology
Top Notch Scholars Journal of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research Journal of Early Childhood Special Education Journal of Trends in Amplification Journal of Ear & Hearing Journal of Phonetics
Cutting Edge Research Tracking Dementia Device Monitors individuals with wandering behaviors to keep them safe May predict the onset of dementia.
Cutting Edge Research Communication Sciences Neuroscanning electrode cap measures brain responses to auditory and visual stimuli
Cutting Edge Research Neuroscience Projects Autism Spectrum Disorders Aging & Brain Repair Callous-unemotional traits in youth Drs. Kimonis (MHLP), Small (SAS), & Vaughn (CFS)
Cutting Edge Research Cancer Disparities Research conducted in collaboration with Moffitt Cancer Center on disparities in cancer and cancer treatment among different populations Dr, Iraida Carrion, School of Social Work
Cutting Edge Research Children & Families Foster Youth Youth with Behavior Disorders & Developmental Disabilities Dr, Kim Crosland, CFS Dr, Mary Armstrong, CFS
Cutting Edge Research Stress and Caregiving Published research indicating that caring for a disabled spouse increases the caregiver’s risk of stroke Dr, Bill Haley, School of Aging Studies
Outstanding Outcomes Home to 5 of the 14 USF nationally ranked graduate programs Criminology, Audiology, Rehab Counseling, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work U.S. News & World Reports, 2009 The only USF college with three top-10 doctoral programs Chronicle of Higher Education rankings for Scholarly Productivity
Successful Alumni Gil Kerlikowske Criminology B.S., M.S. Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Nation’s 6th Drug Czar
Successful Alumni Chief of Police David Romine USF Criminology BS, MACJA FBI National Academy FBI Executive Development Program
BCS Characteristics • Multidisciplinary Teaching and Research over 30 disciplines represented in the faculty • Community-Partnered Work over 400 local, county,state, and national partners • Research & Services Across the Lifespanfrom early childhood through aging populations
How To Succeed Go to class Sit in the front Schedule meetings with instructor Ask for help/Learning Commons/Tutoring Center Develop a study schedule and stick to it Form study groups
How To Succeed Get involved New Student Connections webpage http://www.newstudent.usf.edu/ Student Organizations Get Involved website: http://involvement.usf.edu/ Work on campus Seek out undergraduate research opportunities Participate in community service learning opportunities Take University Experience (UE)
Questions? BCS Faculty Volunteer at Children’s Home