ERIC Number: ED029577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education as a Field of Study at the Doctoral Level.
Rogers, James F.
The rapid expansion of programs of study in higher education at the doctoral level represents an awareness of the need to know more about the organization of colleges and universities and to deal more effectively with the problems they face. The principal concern of this investigation was to document the incidence and scope of offerings in higher education at the doctoral level. Questionnaires were sent to 160 institutions classified as "universities" by the National Center for Education Statistics and to 20 additional institutions believed to offer doctoral programs in the fall of 1968. Of the 137 institutions that responded, 86 reported the existence of programs on their campuses; and 53 of that number offer areas of major concentration at the doctoral level. Institutions were asked to indicate the various areas of higher education in which they offer the major and those in which a minor program is available, and were also requested to provide a list of their higher education courses. The erratic distribution of courses "appears to reflect a somewhat adolescent stage of program development." There is also little evidence of a truly interdisciplinary approach to this emerging field. It was found the area of greatest concern is student personnel work. Tables containing the data illustrate the discussion. (JS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Program Content
American Association for Higher Education, National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.00 each; 10-12, $.80; 21 or more, $.75)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.