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ERIC Number: ED014028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS OF PROGRAMS AT UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WHICH OFFER A DOCTORAL DEGREE IN ADULT EDUCATION.
VERI, CLIVE C.
TO SURVEY THE ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS OF GRADUATE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS MAILED TO THE 19 UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OFFERING ADULT EDUCATION DOCTORAL DEGREES, REQUESTING NAMES, TITLES, FACULTY ACADEMIC INTERESTS, PROGRAM ORGANIZATIONAL CHARTS, PLANS FOR EXPANSION, AND GRADUATE STUDENT LOAD. THERE WAS A 94.4 PERCENT RETURN. ALL DOCTORAL PROGRAMS WERE AFFILIATED WITH A UNIVERSITY, 11.8 PERCENT IN SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS, 17.6 PERCENT CONJOINED WITH OTHER AREAS OF EDUCATION, AND 41.2 PERCENT OPERATING WITHIN DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION. RESPONDENTS INDICATED THAT FEW ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WERE PLANNED WITHIN THE NEXT THREE YEARS. OFFICIAL TITLES OF PROGRAMS WERE TOO VARIED TO PROVIDE A CLUSTER FOR ANALYSIS. THERE AVERAGED THREE AND ONE-HALF FACULTY MEMBERS PER PROGRAM WITH 18 ADVISEES (11 DOCTORAL CANDIDATES AND SEVEN MASTER'S) FOR EACH. FACULTY MEMBERS DEVOTED 52 PERCENT OF THEIR TIME TO TEACHING, 21 PERCENT TO ADMINISTRATION, AND 27 PERCENT TO RESEARCH. THEIR ACADEMIC BACKGROUNDS INCLUDED 49.3 PERCENT IN ADULT EDUCATION, 11.6 PERCENT IN ADMINISTRATION, 10.2 PERCENT IN SOCIOLOGY, AND 7.3 PERCENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION. BY 1968 APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OF THE FULL-TIME STAFF OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS WILL BE ADULT EDUCATION MAJORS. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES QUESTIONNAIRE, COVERING AND FOLLOW-UP LETTERS, AND CHARTS OF PROGRAM ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS.) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
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