Journals, Graduate Study I recently read a complaint about our journals no longer being published in print and I agree with the criticism of the decision to make our journals available only online. I used to read the journals in my spare time and occasionally would bring them to work and discuss the ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, April 2011, Vol. 16, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.16042011.2
The ASHA Leader, April 2011, Vol. 16, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.16042011.2
I recently read a complaint about our journals no longer being published in print and I agree with the criticism of the decision to make our journals available only online. I used to read the journals in my spare time and occasionally would bring them to work and discuss the material with my colleagues. I no longer read the journals because I feel that I need to have several hours to look up the information, find it, and then print it. Please consider putting our journals back in our hands in print format. Or, give us the choice of formats by having a print journal; a download to Kindle, Nook, or Droid; or an online journal.
I also would like the leaders of our organization to consider changing the speech-pathology major in our colleges to a five-year master’s program. Other professions that provide public safety, such as pharmacy and engineering, do this so I think it is time for our profession to consider this. A five-year master’s program would help alleviate the shortage of SLPs because successful students would be able to work as soon as they graduate. It would prevent us from having to tell our students who get a “B” average that they aren’t good enough to be in our profession by banning them from acceptance into a graduate program.
Susan Haseley Findlay, Ohio
Editor’s note: The journals are available not only online but also in print. Plans are underway to provide access through several mobile devices.
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