ASHA’s Response to the PhD Shortage in Communication Sciences and Disorders ASHA established the PhD Shortage in CSD as a Focused Initiative beginning in 2004. This initiative provided for enhanced Association resources dedicated to the recruitment and retention of qualified PhD students, faculty and researchers. Three issues and outcomes were outlined in the strategic plan,which can be viewed at http://www.asha.org/about/leadership-projects/national-office/. ... SIG News
SIG News  |   October 01, 2004
ASHA’s Response to the PhD Shortage in Communication Sciences and Disorders
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  • Loretta Nunez
    Academic Affairs
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SIG News   |   October 01, 2004
ASHA’s Response to the PhD Shortage in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2004, Vol. 7, 8-9. doi:10.1044/ihe7.2.8
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2004, Vol. 7, 8-9. doi:10.1044/ihe7.2.8
ASHA established the PhD Shortage in CSD as a Focused Initiative beginning in 2004. This initiative provided for enhanced Association resources dedicated to the recruitment and retention of qualified PhD students, faculty and researchers. Three issues and outcomes were outlined in the strategic plan,which can be viewed at http://www.asha.org/about/leadership-projects/national-office/. Examples of activities implemented in 2004 to achieve the outcomes include the following:
  • Web-based resources that promote academic and research careers in higher education

  • An ASHA-sponsored award programfor students interested in careers in higher education (e.g., Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers [SPARC])

  • An ASHA sponsored award program to foster the retention and promotion of new faculty (e.g., Advancing Academic-Research Careers [AARC])

  • Enhanced opportunities to showcase student research at national conferences

  • A new ASHA member Web page and electronic newsletter customized for the academic-researcher community

  • A model for conducting interdisciplinary research

  • Continued progress on the construction of an online higher education database

  • Enhanced lobbying efforts to further inform Congress and the Department of Educationabout the negative impact of the PhD shortage on personnel preparation of audiologists and speech-language pathologists

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