ERIC Number: ED040665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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A Survey and Analysis of Earned Doctorates 1916-1966.
Torrence, Lois E.
The purpose of this study was to (1) clarify the contribution of The American University to graduate education at the doctoral level; (2) summarize the attitudes of doctoral graduates toward their experience at the University; and (3) inform American University graduates about the past achievements and present status of graduate work at the University. Questionnaires were sent to persons who received doctorates between 1916 and 1966. Findings are given on the following items: (1) field of study for earned doctorates; (2) previous academic background of doctoral graduates; (3) time span from bachelor's to doctorate; (4) doctorates to women; (5) number of American University doctorates in relation to certain national and local figures; (6) employment of doctoral candidates while studying; (7) travel and research; (8) publications and research; (9) evaluations by the doctoral graduates of strengths and weaknesses of the program, faculty and student-faculty relationships, fulltime and parttime study, and their experience at The American University; and (10) employment of doctoral graduates. Numerous tables are included as well as a list of doctoral graduates within field of study and year degree was conferred, biographical sketches of the doctoral candidates, and the questionnaire. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American University DC