ERIC Number: ED047623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-3
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The Position of the Graduate Dean in Times of an Austerity Budget.
Porreco, R. E.
The immediate future will probably be a time of austerity for graduate education and will demand strong leadership from the graduate deans. Several developments will characterize that period: (1) an overreaction to the Ph.D. glut, such that graduate programs will be indiscriminately condemned for producing unemployables; (2) the shift of emphasis to undergraduate education, so that graduate schools will have to stage an orderly retreat; (3) a softening of the departmental structure with the shift to undergraduate education; and (4) with the growing popularity of systems analysis, greater pressure to justify programs, especially in the natural sciences, where there are large research components. During this time of retrenchment only those deans with a charismatic personality will be able to survive. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, Miami Beach, Florida, December 3, 1970