Researcher-Academic Town Meeting

The Researcher-Academic Town Meeting (RATM) is an invitation-only event at the ASHA Convention. The purpose of the event is to:

  1. Bring together senior researchers and PhD-level academics (including international PhD-level faculty/researcher affiliates in attendance at Convention), new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees for a presentation and discussion on a timely topic related to science and research or academic issues.
  2. Provide the opportunity for new PhD-level faculty, PhD students, and student awardees to interact with seasoned faculty/researchers by having them sit and converse with faculty and researchers.
  3. Provide the opportunity for networking and socializing among all event attendees.

2017 Meeting

Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Topic: "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Clinical Education and Supervision"

Clinical education is a significant component of graduate education in audiology and speech-language pathology and the preparation of consummate clinicians who subscribe to evidence-based practice. It is imperative to sustain a critical mass of educators who are knowledgeable about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and those who conduct research in order to evolved best teaching practices. This session features innovative models of clinical education and supervision, evidence-based teaching practices and areas for future research.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the benefits and importance of training/education in clinical supervision and why this is a critical topic.
  2. Discuss the importance of conducting research in clinical supervision and education.
  3. Describe different models of clinical education, including simulation and standardized patients.
  4. Describe alternative educational models for interprofessional practice.


Keynote: Mindi Anderson, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, University of Central Florida


  • Carol Dudding, PhD, CCC-SLP, James Madison University
  • Mark DeRuiter, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, University of Minnesota
  • Rick Talbott, PhD, CCC-A, University of South Alabama

See the presenter disclosures.

Invitations will be sent to those in the target audience on September 15.

Past Meeting Presentations

2016 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Responding to Changes in Scholarly Publishing, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Ray Kent

2015 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Advancing the Science and Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alan M. Jette

2014 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Systems Level Change: The Role of Implementation Science, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Donald Kincaid

2013 Joint Research Academic Town Meeting/ASHA Approved CE Provider Workshop on Interprofessional Education: Moving Toward a Collaborative Era through Preprofessional Education and Lifelong Learning, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Barbara Brandt

2012 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Preparing Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Value-Based Services in the New Economic Climate, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Alex Johnson and Dr. Robert Burkard

2011 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Training the Next Generation of Clinical Researchers, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Melissa Duff and Dr. Mary Pat Moeller

2010 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Building Capacity for the Research Doctorate

2009 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Clinical Practice Research in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: The Final Frontier, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Laura Justice and Dr. Nancy Tye-Murray.

2008 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Perspectives on Teaching and Technology: Micro and Macro Applications, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Sarah Ginsberg, Dr. Lissa Power-de Fur, Dr. Carol Dudding, and Dr. Doug Martin.

2007 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Team Science: Reframing a Familiar Concept for Contemporary Research Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Dennis Matthews and comments [PDF] by Dr. Thomas Helfer, Dr. Ray Kent, Dr. Elena Plante, Dr. Bruce Tomblin.

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