ERIC Number: ED450308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Challenges and Concerns Faced by Doctoral Candidates Seeking Academic Positions.
Porter, Dion; Donnell, Chandra; Buck, Tina; Edwards, Yolanda
A panel discussion offered suggestions and recommendations for faculty and institutions of rehabilitation counseling education on more effective recruitment methods. Strategies were also considered for potential faculty members. Candidates seeking academic positions in rehabilitation counseling education face many challenges. Location of program; reputation of the program and faculty; whether it is a research or teaching institution; and whether they can mesh with the existing faculty are a few of the core considerations. The importance of diversity to the institution as well as the existence of a racially and ethically diverse community needs to be considered. Candidates have to decide between a career in the private sector or in academia, and have to determine which would be the best fit and lifestyle for them. In the field of rehabilitation, distance education has been used to assist educators in reaching populations not otherwise served. Training suggestions are offered to prepare candidates to feel competent and comfortable with this type of technology and this type of work. Several suggestions are given to help programs increase the appeal of their programs with minority groups. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Rehabilitation Education (Tucson, Arizona, February 23, 2001).