Recruiting, Retaining, and Graduating PhD Students: Practical Ideas From 73 Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD Program Coordinators Given the documented shortage of PhD-level faculty to fill available Communication Sciences and Disorders Program openings, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Academic Affairs Board investigated models of PhD education in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Academic Affairs Board members conducted interviews with 73/76 PhD program coordinators from ... Article
Article  |   March 09, 2018
Recruiting, Retaining, and Graduating PhD Students: Practical Ideas From 73 Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD Program Coordinators
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Elizabeth Crais
    Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jennifer Lister
    Department of Communication Science & Disorders, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Glen Tellis
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
  • Loretta Nunez
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Elizabeth Crais has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jennifer Lister has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Glen Tellis has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loretta Nunez has a financial relationship with ASHA as an employee.
    Financial: Elizabeth Crais has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jennifer Lister has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Glen Tellis has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Loretta Nunez has a financial relationship with ASHA as an employee.×
  • NonFinancial: Portions of this data were previously presented at the 2016 annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    NonFinancial: Portions of this data were previously presented at the 2016 annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.×
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Professional Issues & Training / Part 1
Article   |   March 09, 2018
Recruiting, Retaining, and Graduating PhD Students: Practical Ideas From 73 Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD Program Coordinators
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 4-10. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG10.4
History: Received September 5, 2017 , Revised October 27, 2017 , Accepted November 1, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, March 2018, Vol. 3, 4-10. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG10.4
History: Received September 5, 2017; Revised October 27, 2017; Accepted November 1, 2017

Given the documented shortage of PhD-level faculty to fill available Communication Sciences and Disorders Program openings, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Academic Affairs Board investigated models of PhD education in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Academic Affairs Board members conducted interviews with 73/76 PhD program coordinators from institutions in Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs. The current article highlights the responses from those interviews and provides recommendations that can be used by PhD programs to examine their own practices and policies in PhD education.

Acknowledgments
This article represents the work of the ASHA Academic Affairs Board that also included Ruth Bentler, Barbara Cone, Richard Folsom, Ron Gillam, Lynne Hewitt, Dawn Nelson, Jennifer Simpson, and Lynn Williams.
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