The Mentoring-Academic-Research-Careers (MARC) Program The Mentoring-Academic-Research-Careers (MARC) online mentoring program is in its inaugural season. It was developed as part of ASHA’s Focused Initiative on the PhD Shortage in Higher Education. The mentoring portal, online at www.asha.org/students/gatheringplace/marc/, will ultimately serve to increase the number of PhD-level teacher/researchers in communication sciences and disorders programs, as ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2006
The Mentoring-Academic-Research-Careers (MARC) Program
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  • Silvia Quevedo
    ASHA
    Manager of Academic Affairs
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Article   |   October 01, 2006
The Mentoring-Academic-Research-Careers (MARC) Program
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2006, Vol. 9, 5. doi:10.1044/ihe9.2.5
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2006, Vol. 9, 5. doi:10.1044/ihe9.2.5
The Mentoring-Academic-Research-Careers (MARC) online mentoring program is in its inaugural season. It was developed as part of ASHA’s Focused Initiative on the PhD Shortage in Higher Education. The mentoring portal, online at www.asha.org/students/gatheringplace/marc/, will ultimately serve to increase the number of PhD-level teacher/researchers in communication sciences and disorders programs, as well as to limit the attrition of PhD-level faculty by providing a forum for new faculty and doctoral students to communicate with seasoned faculty on a number of issues. Focus groups conducted among members in 2004 and 2005 suggested the need for such a program that would augment the mentoring typically received by PhD students and new faculty. A 2005 focus group participant stated,

On-site senior faculty have a lot on their shoulders…there’s only so much that those senior faculty can do in a day, not to mention the fact that we all have different expertise. What could be useful about something like this is if it was a way for junior faculty to connect with mentors at other institutions, and in some cases it would be really nice if those who had similar research interests and teaching interests were willing to do some mentoring.

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