Look for the Professors of the Future in High School The field of Communication Disorders is facing perhaps one of the most serious challenges in its short history. With the expansion of programs in the 60s and 70s, the size of the professoriate grew substantially. Many of those faculty members are now at or near retirement age. Unlike many ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 1999
Look for the Professors of the Future in High School
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  • Richard R. Hurtig
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City
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Article   |   July 01, 1999
Look for the Professors of the Future in High School
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.4
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, July 1999, Vol. 3, 4-5. doi:10.1044/ihe3.1.4
The field of Communication Disorders is facing perhaps one of the most serious challenges in its short history. With the expansion of programs in the 60s and 70s, the size of the professoriate grew substantially. Many of those faculty members are now at or near retirement age. Unlike many other academic disciplines, there is a shortage of new PhDs to step up and fill those positions. In some specialty areas there are more faculty vacancies than there are individuals in the candidate pool. The shortage cannot be attributed to a lack of interest in the field. The number of the undergraduate majors has continued to grow and masters clinical training programs continue to have applicant pools that far exceed the capacity of the programs. But by contrast, most PhD programs are not filled to capacity. We have a pipeline, but the candidates appear to be siphoned off.
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