Candidate for Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
Frederick Britten, PhD, CCC-A
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Frederick Britten received his PhD from Wichita State University. He is currently Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kansas. His university experiences have included teaching, scholarly activity, and service. In 2006, he was recognized by the National Academic Advising Association for Outstanding Advising. In 2009, he was named the Outstanding Graduate Advisor at FHSU. In 2010, he received the Pilot Award from FHSU, the university's highest award for teaching faculty. His service at the university level has included the Faculty Senate, University Tenure and Promotion Committee, Academic Advising Committee, Academic Assessment Committee, and the Graduate Council. At the national level, he has served on the Legislative Council, Academic Assessment Committee, Council on Academic Accreditation as a Council member and an accreditation site visitor. Currently, he is a member of the Audiology Advisory Council and serves on the ASHA Board of Ethics, where he is Chair of the Education Subcommittee. Dr. Britten is an ASHA Fellow and in 2011 received the Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism from ASHA. His experiences in academics have provided him with experiences that qualify him to serve as Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology.
The ASHA Leader asked the candidates:
Given the position for which you are running, if you could change one thing about ASHA, what would it be?
I would like to commend the association for the progress that has been made in informing audiology students about the benefits available to them through membership in ASHA. However, I would like to see renewed efforts to ensure audiology students have access to accurate information and continued support from NSSLHA. With the transitional change between ASHA and NSSLHA, there is an opportunity to collaborate more with educational institutions in meeting this challenge. As the vice president for academic affairs in audiology, I would like to see greater efforts in reaching out to these students, and to academic programs, to ensure audiology students see the value of belonging to ASHA as one of their professional organizations.
Why are you running for a position on the ASHA Board?
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