Outcomes Measurement in Higher Education: Letter to the Editor The following letter was submitted by Travis T. Treats, of the Department of Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University. I read with great interest Earl Seaver’s excellent article about the urgent need to recruit more doctoral students within our profession (Division 10 Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, June, 1997). It ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 1998
Outcomes Measurement in Higher Education: Letter to the Editor
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  • Travis T. Treats
    Department of Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University
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Outcomes Measurement
Article   |   June 01, 1998
Outcomes Measurement in Higher Education: Letter to the Editor
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 1998, Vol. 2, 12. doi:10.1044/ihe2.1.12
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 1998, Vol. 2, 12. doi:10.1044/ihe2.1.12
The following letter was submitted by Travis T. Treats, of the Department of Communication Disorders, Saint Louis University.
I read with great interest Earl Seaver’s excellent article about the urgent need to recruit more doctoral students within our profession (Division 10 Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, June, 1997). It covered many important steps to improve this situation.
I would like to add, however, that perhaps the first step in encouraging more students to pursue doctorates in speech-language pathology and audiology may be the attitudes that we as faculty express to students about our fields. It is not uncommon to hear faculty say in front of students that the outlook for the field is bleak, especially with the advent of managed care and restructuring of school district money and priorities. We complain about lack of respect and autonomy. We complain about multitasking and the use of speech-language pathology assistants. We even complain about faculty salaries as opposed to those of working clinicians in some settings.
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