SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS)

SJSU Lurie College of Education Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CDS) provides rigorous academic and clinical preparation to students seeking careers working with individuals with communication disorders and their families. They are guided by a commitment to culturally responsive teaching and clinical training. The department is raising donations for the final stages of the upgrade which entails materials, equipment, and facilities.

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The Early Childhood Institute

The Early Childhood Institute remains committed to supporting the delivery of equitable, responsive, and inclusive care and education for young children. The Early Childhood Institute 2023 Professional Meeting is designed to address the questions professionals are asking. Presentations and panel discussions with faculty/researchers, policymakers, and leaders from the field will engage the audience in conversations about the focus and impact of policy changes on both early learning programs and practices and the professionals working with young children. 

In order to put together a first-class learning and networking experience for professionals and students to be held in Spring 2023, we have launched a Day of Giving crowdfunding campaign to ask for support from advocates for early childhood like you.

There are lots of ways you can help with our campaign. Follow this link to find out more!


The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

NSSLHA is raising money to support student members to attend a state-wide professional conference as an effort to support our student scholars, inspire more students, and diversify the profession to better serve our communities. The California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA) holds an annual conference that targets students and professionals in the field with the latest research and professional education opportunities. This is a great opportunity for students to network, and learn about the many ways our profession contributes to the wellbeing of those with communication disorders and differences. This has traditionally been the venue that brings inspiration and excitement in students to continue with their education into the profession. 

This will be the first year since the pandemic that we will be able to send our students to this conference, but only with your help!

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Framing and Decoding Public Narratives in the Debate Over Race-conscious Affirmative Action by Dr. María C. Ledesma

Join us for our Fall 2022 University Scholar Series presentation entitled, “Framing and Decoding Public Narratives in the Debate Over Race-conscious Affirmative Action”

Dr. María C. Ledesma

This event will be on November 16 at 12:00pm, VIRTUAL only. Hosted by the Office of the Provost in partnership with SJSU King Library. This virtual event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (408) 924-2403.

To register for more information, click here

San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic


Lofgren presented a $500,000 check for the San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic

Lofgren presented a $500,000 check for the San Jose State University’s Healthy Development Community Clinic for their joint project with the East Side Union School District that provides families with healthcare services, while also helping advance graduate students’ education through in-the-field professional experience.

“I find it inspiring that SJSU’s College of Education is taking advantage of their expertise on campus – the professors and students focused on child development, speech pathology, therapy, and more – to help underserved children, adolescents, parents, and families in San Jose,” said Lofgren. “It’s a win-win-win – for families, graduate students, and our community as a whole.”

“We are very grateful to Rep. Zoe Lofgren for her support of the Healthy Development Community Clinic,” shared Heather Lattimer, Dean of San Jose State University’s College of Education. “This federal investment will allow us to significantly expand the education, mental health, and wellness services that the HDCC is able to offer to children and families in the East San José community.”

To read the full article, go to this link.

The Westly Prize for Young California Innovators with Talent, Creativity, and Spirit.

Are you a young innovator, entrepreneur, or idea-maker from California? If so, the 2023 Westly Prize is officially open for you! $145K will be awarded to changemakers with a vision that could change society. Is your idea next? Apply to this year’s Westly Prize to find out. Applications close 10/17/22. For more information about the Westly Prize, please click here

SJSU Legacy Run | Register Now

Legacy Run participants posing in front of the Tommie Smith and John Carlos statueon campus and running through the cesar arch.

Come and join us for our Second Annual SJSU Legacy Run—Our Communities and Mental Health: Activities That Ground Us. A walk, run, roll at San José State University that starts and ends at the Tommie Smith and John Carlos Olympic Statues and will go around the perimeter of the university, passing through the Arch of Dignity, Equality, and Justice or Cesar Chavez Arch.

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Start and finish at the Olympic Statues and perimeter of the university (sidewalk)

Register now or for more information, click here

Are you an Alumni looking to connect with Lurie?

Do you know of a recent alumni that is looking to stay connected with our Lurie Community? There are so many great opportunities for alumni to network with one another, stay connected with the campus and college resources, and actively participate in the continued growth of the Lurie College community.

If you know of someone who would be interested, please share our Lurie College Alumni Google Form with them.

Student Fairness Committee Seeking New Student Members to Join

Are you Interested in the Student Fairness Committee?

Student Fairness Committee – In accordance with S14-3, the Student Fairness Committee adjudicates grade disputes and advises professors and departments on practices that will limit future problems. The committee also suggests ways to bring teaching practices and departmental practices in alignment with university policy.  Based on the nature of the grievance, the student fairness committee also guides students to other institutional resources that are available to address various types of grievances.

Click here to apply.

Please send any questions to the committee chair, Mahima Agumbe Suresh:

Amazon Career Choice Program Will Make the Affordable SJSU Education Even Less Costly

SJSU has Partnered with Amazon Career Choice Program

Tech giant invests $1.2 billion toward “upskilling” of 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.

Thanks to the Career Choice Program, part-time or full-time Amazon workers in the Bay Area can now have SJSU classes paid by the company. San Jose State is one of the many 150 universities to partner with Amazon to make this possible.

“We’re looking forward to San José State University coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere.”

As stated in the SJSU Transformation 2030, the university aims to bring exceptional people to do exceptional things. With a huge goal for student tuition assistance, SJSU makes great strides to help students take advantage of this opportunity beginning this fall.

Learn more about SJSU’s participation in the Amazon Career Choice Program