ERIC Number: ED053705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Study of NDEA Title IV Fellowship Program Phase II.
Holmstrom, Engin I.; Sharp, Laure M.
This report summarizes findings of the second phase of a study designed to evaluate how well the NDEA Title IV Graduate Fellowship Program has achieved 1 of its stated objectives: to increase the number of well qualified college and university teachers by providing up to 3 years of financial aid to doctoral students preparing for academic careers. Responses to questionnaires mailed to graduate students who received the NDEA Fellowships starting in the 1960-61 and 1961-62 academic year and to a group of "comparable" graduate students form the basis of this report. The results indicate that the Program has been fulfilling its sponsors' objectives. A sizeable majority of responding NDEA Fellows completed the doctorate and entered full-time employment as college or university teachers. Moreover, these NDEA Fellows required less time than did other graduate students to complete the doctorate. Even those without the doctorate had contributed to Program objectives in that nearly half were employed in academic institutions. This survey supplements findings of the first phase of the study which was based entirely on secondary data. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.