ERIC Number: ED038948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Doctoral Education in Prestigious Universities. Volume I; Volume II Tables. Final Report.
Heiss, Ann M.
This study explored the nature of the contemporary university and appraised the organization, administration and conduct of PhD programs in 12 departments of 10 top-ranked universities. It investigated the faculty's perception of the university's nature; its social role in periods of crisis; its role in mission oriented research and responsibility for the consequences of its research. Graduate deans, academic deans, department chairmen, graduate faculty and PhD students also appraised their PhD programs in terms of the programs' effectiveness in preparing future college and university teachers and researchers. Data were collected through interviews, questionnaires, policy statements, university catalogs and departmental publications. Important differences were found among graduate departments with respect to student and faculty satisfaction with the PhD program. The restructuring of the degree process, curriculum improvement, better faculty-student relationships, and more adequate preparation for college teaching were indicated. Volume I (391 pages) contains the body of the report; Volume II discusses the design of the study and contains 270 pages of statistical data on which the report is based. (Author/NF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.