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.

2019 Meeting

ASHA Annual Convention
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Orlando, Florida

It's Critical! The Assessment and Development of Critical Thinking

Critical and analytical thinking have been identified as key attributes in determining applicants' potential for graduate degree completion and post-graduate success by a recent study conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Educational Testing Services (ETS). Findings from this study, novel approaches to the measurement of these constructs, and guidance for developing critical and analytical thinking in graduate students will be presented.   

This meeting is by invitation only. Contact academicaffairs@asha.org for more information.

Presenters

Robert M. Augustine, PhD, Senior Vice President, Council of Graduate Schools

Patrick Finn, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, University of Georgia Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education    

Ou Lydia Liu, PhD, Senior Research Director, Educational Testing Service

Past Meeting Presentations

2018 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Using Reporting Guidelines to Improve the Reliability and Value of Clinical Research, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Jason Roberts.

2017 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in Clinical Education and Supervision, presentation [PDF] by Dr. Mindi Anderson

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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