Letter to the Editor The following article was originally printed in the Division 10 Newsletter of June 1998. It addresses the issue of supervisor/manager attitudes, and how these attitudes may impact those we supervise. It is reprinted with the permission of Division 10 and the author, Travis T. Threats, of the Department of ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   October 01, 1998
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Letter to the Editor   |   October 01, 1998
Letter to the Editor
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 1998, Vol. 8, 10. doi:10.1044/aas8.2.10
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, October 1998, Vol. 8, 10. doi:10.1044/aas8.2.10
The following article was originally printed in the Division 10 Newsletter of June 1998. It addresses the issue of supervisor/manager attitudes, and how these attitudes may impact those we supervise. It is reprinted with the permission of Division 10 and the author, Travis T. Threats, 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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