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ERIC Number: ED016678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 3
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Reference Count: 0
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COMMITTEES ON GRADUATE STUDENTS, AN ANSWER.
UTLEY, FRANCIS LEE
THE ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DOCTORAL CANDIDATE AND HIS ADVISOR SHOULD NOT BE DAMAGED BY MECHANICAL ROUTINES OF ORGANIZATION. HOWEVER, DESPITE ALLAN GILBERT'S CRITICISM ("CEA CRITIC," MAY 1967), THE PROSPECTUS AND THE READING COMMITTEE ARE NECESSARY, AND MAY, IN FACT, COUNTER ANY FLAWS IN THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADVISOR AND CANDIDATE. A GREATER THREAT TO THIS BASIC RELATIONSHIP IS THE MECHANIZED DEPARTMENTAL PRELIMINARY EXAM FOR THE DOCTORATE. AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, THE "GENERALS" TAKE PLACE AFTER A CLOSE PERIOD OF MUTUAL STUDY BETWEEN ADVISOR AND STUDENT AND ARE NEITHER ROUTINE TESTS NOR METHODS OF EXCLUDING THE INCOMPETENT. THIS PROGRAM IS MORE MEANINGFUL THAN THE "SPEED UP" PROGRAM WHICH MAY PRODUCE MORE DEGREE HOLDERS AT A FASTER RATE. NEITHER THE NEED FOR MORE DEGREE HOLDERS, THE PROBLEMS OF INCREASING SIZE AND NUMBERS, NOR THE GENERATIONAL GAPS IN FACULTIES ARE AN EXCUSE FOR ABDICATING THE PROPER ADVISOR-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE CEA CRITIC," VOLUME 30, NUMBER 2, NOVEMBER 1967, PAGES 3, 8-9. (BN)
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Authoring Institution: College English Association, Inc.
Identifiers: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY